Here’s how Christians should be strangers and aliens

Hey Christians, you should be different! You should be strangers and aliens, and it should show.  It should be obvious. A couple days ago I talked about my boys’ mugshots when we were immigrating to Jamaica.  We lived in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, for a year from 2000-2001, and there were so many momentsContinue reading “Here’s how Christians should be strangers and aliens”

Why the bizarre Christian teaching to be strangers and fearful actually makes a lot of sense

“Live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.”  I love that phrase.  It even rhymes.  You know where it is from?  It is from the biblical book of 1st Peter, chapter 1 verse 17.  I’ve been posting all week about being strangers.  You can read the previous posts (here, here and here) to seeContinue reading “Why the bizarre Christian teaching to be strangers and fearful actually makes a lot of sense”

What my sons’ mugshots taught me about citizenship

How about those two cute little mugshots?  They are my two oldest sons in September 2000, when they were 3 and 2 years old.  Our family of four had just moved to Kingston, Jamaica, and we had to apply for immigration status as legal aliens.  That meant we had to get photos taken and useContinue reading “What my sons’ mugshots taught me about citizenship”