Jason C. Hales

Labor days

Compassion | Building character while training Christian mechanics and technicians
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/15/19, 12:53 pm

In 1968 CBS, facing political pressure, finally allowed on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour a song, “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” that implicitly called President Lyndon B. Johnson a “big fool” for leading America deeper into the Vietnam War. The song has a platoon fording a river that goes from knee deep to neck deep in the Big Muddy—“and the big fool says to push on.”

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‘We offered the love of Jesus’

Immigration | With federal agencies overwhelmed, churches at the border are stepping up to help with a flood of traumatized migrants (This is the first story in a series.)
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/09/19, 11:18 am

Heated, politicized language surrounding the border issue reached a boiling point on Aug. 3 when a 21-year-old man opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and wounding at least 24. Police identified the shooter as the author of an anti-immigrant manifesto published on an online forum where other white supremacists have announced their murder plans. There, the shooter defined his attack as “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and said he’s “simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” 

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Encouragement for a journalist

Immigration | A visit with a New Mexico church sheltering asylum-seekers put a spring in my step
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/29/19, 02:34 pm

Early this summer, I joined a group of World Journalism Institute students via Skype to talk about my experiences as a Christian journalist. World Journalism Institute is an intensive course that teaches participants how to do Biblical journalism, and I myself am a WJI alumna. 

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