In the News: 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

This past week, Pew Research dropped some new data on the Muslim population in Europe, and I thought it worth sharing. You can find the research here: 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe. In short, while the Muslim population share in Europe is still relatively small (average 5%), projects show that it could…

Please Pray With Us for West Africans in Europe

In two days, I will be leaving on a diaspora missions trip with a team of students from the seminary for Europe to engage West Africans with the gospel. There are several cities in Europe, just like North America, where large populations of unreached peoples are settling into communities. Our team will be working alongside…

In the News: Paris, Terrorism, and Christian Response

Today, in the wake of the devastating events over the weekend, I wanted to call three articles to your attention from the news. One is a news story and the other two are opinion pieces, both written by prominent evangelicals. My hope in doing so is twofold: to inform about the events that took place and to…

In the News: Europe makes more room for refugees and Christians are welcoming the stranger

It has been a couple of weeks since I said anything about the refugee crisis in Europe, so I thought I would point out a couple of articles today. BBC: Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed First, the BBC reported this morning that, "Another 100,000 spaces in refugee reception centres will be created under…

In the news: What you need to know about the Syrian refugee crisis

After my recent post on how you should care about the Syrian refugee crisis, I thought I would point out a few articles as an update. The news on the issue has no shortage currently, and it seems every day or so another article is coming out talking about more drownings, people being forcibly removed…

When Borders Get Crossed: Why We Should Care About Aylan Kurdi

There is something about a picture, an icon, that galvanizes emotions and sets one's conscience. The recent image of little Aylan Kurdi, washed up dead on a Turkish beach, is that image for the current migrant crisis in Europe. I call it a migrant crisis, because it is much more than a wave of immigration.…