The movie 50 Shades of Grey led the box office last weekend – Valentine’s Day weekend. No I did not, and will not, go see it. While I oppose the pornographic nature of the film, I am more disturbed by its glorification of the abuse of women. In 2013, social scientist Amy E. Bonomi published…

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Last week I was in Washington DC where Jenny Yang provided a presentation on the present immigration challenges facing our nation, including the connection between immigration and trafficking.  Jenny is co-author of the book Welcoming the Stranger.  She is one of the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table that recently released a highly acclaimed documentary…

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Everywhere I go there seems to be someone with a notebook cover, t-shirt, or some other emblem against trafficking.  Trafficking is one of the greatest evils of our time, but I can’t help but wonder if we haven’t almost turned it into the cool thing to be against.  I wonder how many people actually do…

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I’m in Palm Springs, California for different meetings.  Most people think of Palm Springs as a center of affluence.  After all President Obama just left this area today after meetings with the King of Jordan.   But in the shadow of prosperity is great poverty.   Driving through the region, one can see wealth and stores…

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