Thinking Out Loud

January 28, 2017

What Americans Wanted

“These presidential orders are what many Christians voted for. This is the fruit of their political labor, but it’s not the Fruit of the Spirit.”


“For the last few years Christians have been singing worship songs that include lyrics like “keep my eyes above the waves, when oceans rise …” and yet have rejected refugees who’ve seen loved ones die beneath waves, who themselves have literally struggled to keep from drowning in oceans. Those American Christians — particularly white evangelicals — continue to sing the words: “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders …” but fail to realize the shameful irony that they’re largely responsible for refusing shelter and opportunity to some of the world’s most helpless and oppressed people…”

…Continue reading Stephen Mattson’s article American Christianity Has Failed at Sojourners.

1 Comment »

  1. I wonder if the only right solution is to accept all refugees from these nations, or if there are other things we can do to protect them and be true to our faith. My understanding is that it is temporary ban on nations where there is a danger of exporting terrorists, to setup a process for extra screening. My church is working to support the churches in Lebanon where many refugees are located, and we have visited there to witness the revival going on in these churches, where people turned off by the terrorism are turning to Christ.

    Comment by macnut123 — January 28, 2017 @ 9:09 pm

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