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Over the past six weeks, immigration officials have separated hundreds of migrant families who have either crossed into the United States illegally or have sought political asylum.
A change in immigration policy by the Trump administration is resulting in thousands of children being housed separately from their parents as they await adjudication. The children are being kept in separate facilities and are unable to see their parents for an indefinite period of time.
What is the policy causing the separation?
Until recently, families apprehended at…
The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border
When I was 10 years old my dad bought me a catcher’s mitt. I say it was for me, but it was really for him. He needed a glove to gather up the wild pitches of his Little League son. The Atlanta Braves were finally good that year, and I badly wanted to be the next John Smoltz, so every night after supper we would head out to the…
Picture four stereotypical churches: (1) the Prosperity Gospel Church, urging you to name and claim whatever you pray for, yachts included; (2) the Civil Gospel Church, red, white, and blue-blooded, longing for a restored Christian America; (3) the Soup Kitchen Church, where the preferential option for the poor is always with us; and (4) the Immorality-Affirming Church, where “love wins” over doctrine every time (19–22).
What do these four different churches have in common? According to Nick Roark and Robert Cline, they’re missing a solid grounding in biblical theology (101–11). It’s not that none of these churches believes the Bible,…