Grenoble, France—June 13, 2017 Grant: Tell me your story. Philip: I’m from Syria. I lived in Damascus, the capital of Syria. I’m from a Muslim background. My family is originally from the Syrian coast. I was born in 1990 and my family was close-to-Atheist. We haven’t practiced the Islamic rituals. Because of the Communist influence … Continue reading Something Irresistible—The Journey of a Syrian Refugee
Last month I wrote the first of (hopefully) three blogs addressing current issues I see hindering the witness of the Church today. The first being our view on race which you can read here. The second, which I will be focusing on today, is our view of the foreigner. Should America accept refugees? Talk about … Continue reading The Sin of Safety: Why Accepting Refugees Shouldn’t Be a Question
Earlier this month, a group of Moody Bible Institute students held an event called Theology of Remembrance. Art, poetry, and photography was presented to help remember the injustices our country has seen. Guests were guided through a showcase depicting the horrors of our history from the near genocide of Native Americans, enslavement of African Americans, Jim Crow Laws against … Continue reading The Family Issue of Racism
As all now know, yesterday the ballots were cast and Americans have voted in the 45th president, Donald Trump. As I woke up this morning to the news and spent the good part of an hour scrolling through Facebook posts and Tweets, my heart was both encouraged and greatly troubled by the cheers and complaints I … Continue reading Why Everyday is Election Day
Have you ever asked that question? Recently this question has been on my mind a lot as the final debates finish and people prepare to vote (or not vote) next month. I've seen a lot of articles, interviews, and news headlines showing where Christians are in this political season. Some are out parading an elephant or a … Continue reading Where is Jesus in the Political Election?