The Necessary Pilgrimage I’m Taking with My Daughter

Our formation and the world’s restoration requires followers of Jesus to wear out the tread on our shoes. Let me explain…. For the first half of my life, my formation occurred almost exclusively within sterile academic environments. A student with insatiable curiosity, I was well adapted to the practice of learning aboutpeople, their places, and…

The Refugees’ Plight and the Church’s Response

On Monday, June 20th at 10am PST, Global Immersion in partnership with We Welcome Refugees is offering a webinar focusing on the harsh realities around the refugee crisis in the Middle East in honor of World Refugee Day and National Refugee Sunday. This webinar will include discussion around: Information about what is currently from leaders…

Unanimous: What Senate Can Agree on and What it Tells Us About Us

In the midst of longstanding partisan stonewalling and insolent disagreement regarding most domestic and foreign affairs, Senate suddenly spoke as one unified voice on Friday.  In a landslide, 100-0 vote, our representatives declared their unequivocal support for Israel’s military campaign against Hamas. Because this article is going to reflect on Israel, Palestine, and American theology…

Is “Closed-Door Diplomacy” Best?

In the moments leading up to the third and final Presidential Debate which was to focus on foreign policy, I listened to a political analyst say, “The best international diplomacy happens behind closed doors.” I thought that was an interesting statement, one that caught my attention, especially having just returned from the Middle East with…