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Citizenship

Despite our heritage of religious freedom and the lessons of history, US Christians are quick to use legislation as a crutch to avoid accepting the personal responsibility we have been given. […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More

Born in Russia in the 1920s, Yevgeniy Yudin endured countless hardships yet persevered until he and his family immigrated to the US. In this time of discord about immigration, it is incumbent to remember stories such as Yevgeniy’s. […] Read More

The lines between patriotism and nationalism, between faith and civil religion, are exceedingly fine. Some will try to blur the lines and cross over to swaggering nationalism, but faithful patriots must guard the line with care. […] Read More

Many Baptist core beliefs, while grounded in Scripture, reflect central themes of U.S. history and are a tenor of our times. While U.S. Baptists love and honor their nation, their ultimate loyalty must be to Christ and his reign. […] Read More

Public schools are one of the few institutions consistently encouraging immigrants, minorities and the disadvantaged to aspire to accomplish more than had previously been thought possible. They’ve done a remarkable job. […] Read More

A lot of bad information is out there about Islam. How can you separate the good from the bad? To reclaim the discourse about Islam in the church, these 3 pointers will help you find sources motivated by love, not fear or anger. […] Read More

Requiring immigrants to learn the English language as a condition of citizenship is a contemporary form of jingoism, which provides the opportunity for discriminatory acts toward a group of people along linguistic and racial lines. […] Read More

Instead of giving voice to their fears, many pretend or tolerate persons from other cultures. Sometimes, however, they speak those fears aloud. America is supposed to be a melting pot, but who’s in charge of the ingredients? […] Read More