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Waves of Blessing, Waves of Change Describing how the North American Church should respond to a wave of immigration, this article by Randy White encourages churches to build relationships with immigrants that address immigrant needs and recognize the contributions of immigrants. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Randy White Ruth: Resident Alien with a Face Michael Moore reflects on lessons to be learned about immigration from the story of Ruth. One is that God enjoys using foreigners "to redeem, teach, save, and sanctify his chosen people." Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Michael S. Moore History of Hymns: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” This offers commentary on the West-Indian Christmas Spiritual: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy.” Based on Psalm 19:14, Luke 1:27, and 2:1-20, it reflects the experiences of enslaved Africans when they came to the Americas. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Cynthia Wilson Crossing Over: Immigration and Border Issues In this article, Katharine Jefferts Schori looks at immigration and border issues through the narratives of Scripture. Love pushes us past fences, she concludes. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori A Worship Service Involving Immigration Focusing on the theme of immigration, Leigh Jackson's service order contains a call to worship, litanies, hymns, prayers, and scripture references that highlight both God's love and our duty to be "vessels for justice and mercy." Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Leigh Jackson On Immigration Reform In this address, Katharine Jefferts Schori speaks on the current crisis of immigration policy and offers a theological perspective that begins with the biblical charge to love God and to love one's neighbor as oneself. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori Voices on Immigration This article features quotes from various leaders on immigration. The Bible is filled with immigrants—all people created equal in the image of God. We see that God often works through those who are immigrants. Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Project on Lived Theology Author: M Daniel Carroll A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Project on Lived Theology Author: M Daniel Carroll Few Say Religion Shapes Views on Immigration This sermon illustration shares a 2010 poll by the Pew Research Center which found that few Americans include religion as an important factor for how they think about issues of immigration. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Soerens Not All Are Welcome In this video, Michael Emerson talks about the differences between market cities and people cities, and how they deal with issues of immigration and diversity. (Length: 02:33) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Michael O. Emerson Every Nation, Tribe, People, and Language In this video, Juan Martinez speaks on the layers of migration and how we can talk about immigration in light of the Gospel instead of fear. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Juan Martínez A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Project on Lived Theology Author: M Daniel Carroll Illustrations on Witnessing Inner Peace, Immigration Justice, and God's Relevance in Society ... 's peace in confronting death, calls for illegal immigration reform by Evangelical leaders, and the absence of ... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mathew Woodley
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