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Unborn Lives Matter

I had the honor of offering a prayer during the dedication ceremony for a new Life Centers location in Plainfield yesterday. And, tomorrow, I have the joy of celebrating my son’s tenth birthday. What do these events have to do with one another? The common thread is my conviction that unborn lives matter. My conviction isn’t …

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To Please God’s Heart

As a believer, my greatest opportunity and responsibility is to please God’s heart. There’s nothing I should want more. Recently, I was asked to speak at a fundraising banquet for an awesome new organization located here on Indy’s west side. (If you haven’t heard of Active Grace, here’s your chance.) As I prepared for my …

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Reflections on the RFRA Ruckus

I know it’s been a few weeks since this issue took over the news cycle, social media, and the blogosphere. I’m tardy to the party. But, in contrast to virtually all of the loudest voices that have weighed in on the issue, perhaps that qualifies me to say something of substance. Four things I believe …

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The Bible and the Immigrant Experience

I’ve recently written that the issue of immigration is provocative to me. A big cause for this is the fact that the immigrant experience is a central theme in the Bible. The immigrant experience in the Bible At the core of the Patriarchs’ identity was the experience of being foreigners in a foreign land. God …

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The State of Immigration

Last night, during the State of the Union, President Obama delivered the following words about the state of immigration reform: Finally, if we’re serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement — and fix our broken immigration system. … Independent economists say immigration …

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