20 Truths: No Longer Strangers

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20 Truths from Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi Page’s latest release, ‘No Longer Strangers.’

1. “The editors of this volume and the contributors believe wholeheartedly that evangelism is a necessary and beautiful part of our discipleship. However, while the book affirms the important commitment of evangelism, we highlight the dangers when North American Christians, in particular, underestimate how their education, race, language mastery, and other factors impact their ability to love and express the gospel (in word and deed) to refugees and immigrants coming from backgrounds that include trauma, oppression, colonialism, persecution, etc.” Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi Page (1)

2. “This book, . . . will guide churches, individuals, and Christian leaders in the ways of healthy discipleship and instruct them in how to avoid evangelism that causes harm to immigrants through abuses of power dynamics and intercultural blind spots.” Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi (2)

3. “[The church] at times feels like it’s lost its footing in the chaos and craziness of our polarized, political world where it seems as if more and more Christians are in a space where their politics inform their theology rather than our biblically rooted theology informing our politics.” Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi (5)

4. “What we are seeing now is a new work of the Spirit. While the pattern of migration and refugee resettlement can be explained factually using social and political sciences, the Christian must look above and beyond and seek the purposes of God amidst these facts. In light of the sovereignty of God, why are refugees and immigrants brought to our doorstops?” Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi (6)

5. “We are in the midst of the largest mass migration in human history. . . there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced …

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