Kris VanEngen

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Welcoming the Stranger

This webinar will cover an overview of why so many churches are speaking out and calling our current immigration system unjust, a layout of the ways that churches are called to welcome the stranger, and a preview of the new Church Between Borders workshop.

Biblical Justice
  • This blog is about asylum and stopping criminalizing people because of their country of origin or the color of their skin. I'm saying that if someone arrives to the U.S. and wants to plead asylum...

  • Can you please point out where this blog makes the “conflating” error that you are referring to? Also, are you implying that it’s crime to approach a port of entry and plead for asylum? The level...

  • I can tell you’re passionate about sharing another perspective on this topic. Maybe you would like to post a counter point blog on the benefits of criminalizing legal immigrants if you feel there...

  • This blog wonders why people who follow the law are sometimes cast as criminals—not just in terms of asylum seekers but even on the occasion where U.S. born citizens are called rude names and told...

  • Check out in the link below another explanation of the legality of seeking asylum. It’s not really a two sided thing it just is what it is, it’s legal. It isn’t a perfect system but for people who...

  • I think this fits with a gospel centered denomination because people at the Southern border who arrive and ask for asylum are obeying the law and yet they are being cast as criminals. 

  • Thank you for your thoughts, Susan. Applying for asylum is legal. My interest in writing this article was to process the idea that people who are doing things the right way are still characterized...

  • Thanks, Eric I think you already made that opinion clear in your previous series of posts.

  • I wouldn't be so quick to say that mercy is simply giving without obligation because scripture's use of that word goes way deeper than that--beyond a world of obligations and transactional...

  • There is no peace without justice. If you take the theme of justice and peace being inextricably linked out of your theology, you're left with irrelevant spirituality.