Biblically speaking we’re not Americans—at least not primarily. Our first allegiance, according to Scripture, is to God’s Kingdom, not to any nation-state, even a great one like the U.S.A.—perhaps especially to one like the U.S.A., precisely because such a pleasant, affluent country demands our first loyalties more seductively than a dictatorial regime or country mired in poverty.Read more ›
Articles by: Matthew Soerens
Matthew Soerens is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2009) and the US Church Training Specialist at World Relief.
A friend emailed me yesterday to ask what the process would look like for Libyan refugees to come to the United States. After all, the U.S. is proud of its reputation as a haven for the persecuted and those seeking freedom. I thought it might serve as a good opportunity to explain how our refugee system works.Read more ›