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.

Does Christian Identity Trump Citizenship? 6
by / on April 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Does Christian Identity Trump Citizenship?

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.

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What Will Become of Libyan Refugees? 0
by / on March 8, 2011 at 9:26 am / in Broken World, Current Events

What Will Become of Libyan Refugees?

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.

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Honoring the Law, Extending Mercy 0
by / on March 4, 2011 at 9:27 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Honoring the Law, Extending Mercy

Too-many Christians wrestle with the issue of immigration in a way that pits love and mercy on one side with law and justice on the other—and then feel conflicted. Are these the only two options? Matt Soerens from UnDocumented.tv weighs in.

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