The (evangelical) refugee crisis

In this photo provided by UNHCR officials and taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Syrian refugees cross the border toward Iraq at Peshkhabour border point at Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.  The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has set up an emergency transit camp in Irbil, where around 2,000 refugees are camping out and UNHCR officials say some thousands of refugees have been streaming into northern Iraq, many coming across a newly-constructed pontoon bridge over the Tigris River at Peshkhabour. (AP Photo/HO)

There was a time when the word “evangelical”carried a positive connotation – a time where being part of an evangelical community inferred a commitment to both God and to neighbor. But in today’s society it is no secret that the word has lost almost all credibility. To speak of evangelicals now is to at best, …

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