Showing posts from July, 2016

I am a Christian before I am an American.

{I've written this post in response to the recent Refugee Crisis in America & abroad, as well as recent political discourse}
I am a Christian before I am an American. I don't believe these two identities should be intermingled beyond recognition, though I believe that this intermingling is repeatedly done within the United States of America. While being a Christian undoubtedly should make me a better American, I don't believe that because I'm American, that makes me a better and more competent Christian. As a Christian, my faith informs me to affirm the humanity and the dignity of all individuals who are made in God's image.

Growing up, I thought that America had it all together because I learned from school and television and church that America was "the greatest country on the face of the earth." Why? Because America is a "Christian nation." And we are to be "a city on a hill" to all the other countries who are not "Christi…