This week, our subject is Chapter 9 of Welcoming the Stranger, “Immigration and the Church Today.”
I have long thought that the only reason this issue is not more forcefully addressed is because immigration affects “those people,” and that the politicians families and friends are not affected.
I appreciate that Soerens and Yang do not make economic claims central to their book, but I also appreciate that they have examined some of the most common economic claims related to immigration.
Since much of Welcoming the Stranger, Chapter 1 is reflective, I will take some time to reflect and describe why I am hopeful about discussing this immigration publicly with fellow believers and others.
Last week we introduced a new series by Royce Francis, an associate professor at George Washington University and an ESN author. Today Royce shares his thoughts on the IVP book Welcoming the Stranger, and gives a training update as he prepares to run the Baltimore Half Marathon for World Relief.