Mark D. Roberts
June 2010 Archives

In last week’s blogging, I was proposing two solid starting points if we want to view illegal immigration from a Christian perspective. The first starting point was Genesis 1, from which we learn the unique dignity of each human being, […]

READ Psalm 134:1-3   Oh, praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD. . . . May the LORD, who made heaven and earth, bless you from Jerusalem. Psalm 134:1-3 The life of faith might be described as living […]

I’m taking a short timeout from my series on illegal immigration to share some moral confusion. The L.A. Lakers just won the NBA championship. But I don’t quite know how to feel. Here’s why: I grew up as a die-hard […]

In my effort to view illegal immigration from a Christian perspective, I have suggested that there are two essential biblical starting points. The first is Genesis 1, a passage that reveals the unique nature of human beings as bearers of […]

In yesterday’s post, I claimed that, for Christians who are seeking a biblical perspective on illegal immigration, one of the best starting points in Genesis 1. This text reveals the unique identity of human beings as creatures who bear God’s […]

Though acknowledging that we might choose one of several valid starting points when seeking a biblical, Christian perspective on illegal immigration, I would argue for the precedence of two. These two starting points get us looking in the right direction […]

As I explained in Friday’s post, Christians differ widely on their understanding of illegal immigration and what should be done about it. This doesn’t mean that every Christian perspective is equally valid, however. Many are based on an inadequate grasp […]

READ Psalm 132:1-18   May your priests be clothed in godliness;     may your loyal servants sing for joy. Psalm 132:9 Psalm 132 focuses on David and his concern for God’s “house” in Jerusalem, the temple that David’s son Solomon would build. […]

I spend a fair amount of my life around microphones as a preacher, public speaker, and retreat leader. Most of the time, microphones are helpful and relatively invisible. But every now and then they get restless and decide to grab […]

If you’ve been following this blog series on illegal immigration, or if you’ve been listening to Christians talk about this issue, then you know there is a wide array of opinions, many of which are contradictory. Consider, for example, the […]