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Friday Five – Matthew Soerens

author photoIt’s hard to find a more divisive issue in American politics than immigration. Good people fall on various sides of the issue. But church leaders are increasingly asking what role the church plays in addressing the needs of both legal and undocumented immigrants.

Matthew Soerens has become a go-to leader on this issue. Matthew works as the US Church Training Specialist for World Relief, an evangelical organization that is especially devoted to helping refugees around the world. He is the coauthor of  Welcoming the Stranger the very informative website, undocumented.tv, which answers questions and offers information in for assisting the church in ministering to undocumented immigrants.

Today, Matthew agreed to stop by and answer five questions for today’s Friday Five:

Immigration and Evangelism

Perhaps there is no hotter topic than the subject of immigration. If you want to turn a really nice dinner party into an ugly brawl, just stand up and give your views on immigration. Yes, you will have ignited a verbal war. Judging the emails, Facebook entries, and Twitter chatter, Christians are talking a lot of immigration. But the question is, and should be, how should a Christian think biblically about this issue. Its no secret that the population of immigrants is swelling in the United States. And many immigrants are not here legally. This has many people rightfully upset, not the least of whom are those immigrants who worked hard to be here legally. It's quite obvious that the government has had difficulty enforcing the border. Some feel they haven't worked hard enough. But they have beefed up security in the past couple of years, and if you believe it, the...

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Friday Five Interview: Kathi Macias

Kathi Macias is a great friend and a fellow New Hope author. She is a prolific author, having written nearly 30 books and ghost-written numerous others. She has taught and coached writers at conferences around the country is an in-demand public speaker at women's conferences. My wife is actually reading [amazon ASIN="1596692049"]How to Keep a Tight Ship When You're Surrounded by Loose Cannons[/amazon], which she says has already provided her with a lot of laughs and much inspiration for raising our three children. 1) You've been writing and speaking for a long time--what first stirred in your heart the passion to put words on paper? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. I was reading before I started kindergarten and just seemed to have an ongoing love affair with words. When my husband, Al, (then boyfriend) and I were walking home from school one day in junior high...

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