Category: Responses To World Events

Catholicity, Social Distancing and Undocumented Migration

The following is a guest post written in anticipation of the 2020 Missiology Lectures: Migration, Transnationalism, and Faith in Missiological Perspective: Los Angeles as a...

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“The Didone Effect”: A Snapshot of a Mission Story in Taiwan Behind COVID-19

Camillian Father Giuseppe Didone is an Italian priest who has been in Taiwan since 1965. He started special care centers that look after the intellectually disabled...

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In the Name of the Christ Child Refugee

In the Name of the Christ Child Refugee: In the “refugee” camp just outside of Tijuana, it is beginning to rain.  For the hundreds of...

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Reflections on the John Chau Tragedy

For a little less than two weeks a tragic story about a missionary effort to North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal has captured...

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The Inextricable Binding of Justice, Grace, and Forgiveness

Like many others, I have been deeply affected by Rachel Denhollander’s powerful testimonies: both her words as the first plaintiff and last survivor to testify in the...

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Can We All Get Along?

LOS ANGELES CIVIL UNREST, 25 YEARS LATER   I can still smell the smoke and feel the despair I felt as I stood with my...

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Anger, Peace, and God’s Mission

On a number of occasions I have had a student, staff member, or faculty member sit in my office with fists clinched or teeth gritting...

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A Call to Love, Not to Fear

No doubt, the American public is rattled after its deadliest terror attack since 9/11. There were the Paris attacks last fall and the Brussels attacks...

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