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Citizenship

In our current political era, the immigration debate has become maddeningly difficult. Immigration hardliners oversimplify the issue, but following God’s will and practicing The Golden Rule take precedence over flawed laws. […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln reminds us that those who continually divide themselves will inevitably fall. More than ever, we need the hope and light of Christ to shine brightly in our world. […] Read More

Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. As millions of us cast our votes today, we face a similar decision. Will we settle for the gods of fear and privilege? […] Read More

While our minds and hearts traditionally turn toward gratitude in November, the overwhelming bad news on so many fronts leaves us paralyzed. It’s time to turn things around. […] Read More

With midterm elections less than a week away, it’s imperative that you make the time to vote. It’s your privilege and your responsibility. Here are 5 questions to ask about your candidates as you enter the voting booth. […] Read More

Is it possible for U.S. Christians to be proud of their country and still criticize or condemn some of its actions? Of course, if we learn to do these two things. […] Read More

Many of us born in the United States are in a position of privilege. Perhaps it would be healthy for us to look through a locked gate from the wrong side – with neither privilege nor claim. […] Read More

Parents don’t entrust their children into the care of strangers, no matter how attractive the circumstances. So how did we as a nation decide it’s a good thing to take children away from their parents? […] Read More

I teach citizenship classes. One of those classes focuses entirely on rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In my class, I especially emphasize responsibilities. I point out that the responsibility to use our rights for such things as free speech, voting and supporting freedom of worship for all was inherent in the DNA of this […] Read More