The Hebrew Bible's instruction to love the neighbor appears only once. “Love the stranger” appears more than 35 times.
In the 1980s, the U.S. didn’t cite "America first" and stay out of El Salvador's civil war.
The Spirit’s loving, life-giving, transformative power—Divine Eros—connects us, moves within us, and can heal the wounds of our division.
A lack of ID caused problems for immigrants—as well as for the police who encountered them. Through a series of dialogues, a solution emerged.
Two new books on immigration complement each other well. And where Todd Miller’s falls short, Deirdre Cornell’s shines most brightly.
I once actually was a resident alien. I wonder if Hauerwas and Willimon have any clue what it means to occupy that space.
What does it mean to "turn to faith"? To gather in the like-minded and bar the door? Or to take a riskier move outward?
The question isn't whether the new provisions in the Senate VAWA bill are politically motivated. It's whether the provisions are good ones.
Once you finally get a job, then you need to get a “real” job. Then you can expect to be laid off at least once in your life. Then you have to retool and enter the workforce again. Then even if you get your “dream” job, you might come to the realization that you’re destroying your family and your personal life, and the dream becomes a bit of a nightmare. Then you begin to realign all your goals. Then you begin to look toward retirement, and you begin to imagine what your vocation is going to be when you retire.