Monday, December 13

Random


Happy Luciadagen! (If everyone is Irish on March 17th, then everyone is Swedish on December 13th) ~ link

Francis Beckwith asks, "Was Aquinas a Proto-Protestant?" ~ link

"Jesus wanted far more than to be accepted into one's life. He wanted to take over, and his essential call was to trust him enough to surrender one's entire being to him." ~ Scot McKnight, One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow

Duh:
There are more immigrants in the world today than ever before. 
People are crossing the globe in unprecedented numbers, with more than 200 million living outside their home countries. That figure has grown by more than 40 percent in the past decade.
The Arizona Republic's article yesterday will perhaps help Arizonans frame the issue in a more global context. (It is so hard to believe that a country built on immigration is so myopic and insular in thinking about immigration.) The weakness of the article, though, is that it emphasizes the stresses created by the step up of global immigration but does not deal with any of the benefits.

But is Fred Clark on target?
The contribution we Christians can make to this conversation, then, I think arises from this very refusal to accept its basic premise. We can argue that immigration policy must not be constructed according to national boundaries of moral obligation because there is no such thing as a boundary of moral obligation... ~ link (via)
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