The life of a refugee is hard. It is even harder when the refugees are LGBTQ persons. In Tom Shepard’s documentary Unsettled, we meet four of these asylum seekers as the begin their time in the US. Subhi is a gay man from Syria, whose life has been threated many times by Islamic extremists and… [Read More]
When it is time to award the best in films each year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences include three categories of short films in their Oscar presentations. Most people don’t get to see many shorts. They play at festivals, and occasionally in front of a feature film. But short films are an… [Read More]
This is a new telling of the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25ff.). Jesus spoke that parable in answer to the question “Who is my neighbor (who the Law says I must love)?”
In 2014 ISIS declared that the Yazidis (a religious minority in northern Iraq) should be eliminated. They set out on a genocidal spree in which over 5000 people were killed in a few weeks and over 7000 women and children were captured and forced into sexual slavery and child soldiering.
The Pilgrims and Native Americans have much to teach us in Saints and Strangers—and we still have much to learn.