Immigration Laws in the Old Testament and Now
On October 18, 2013 By M. Daniel Carroll R.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Sojourners. Permission was given by moderator to repost. When one reads the Old Testament Law, one is struck by the amount of attention given to those from the outside–Hebrew ger, the sojourner (or alien or stranger, depending on the English translation). Peoples […]Continue Reading →
G92 South-Choosing Action Over Silence
On March 5, 2012 By Matthew Soerens
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Birmingham, Alabama for the first time. I was there to speak at Samford University (a Baptist university), at the G92 South conference. This conference takes its name from the 92 references to the Hebrew word ger, or the immigrant, in the Old Testament. The goal […]Continue Reading →
Are There Aliens in the Bible?
On September 26, 2011 By Matthew Soerens
Like most evangelicals, I believe very strongly in the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The Scriptures, though, were not written in English and it’s entirely possible to misunderstand the transforming truth of Scripture if it’s not translated clearly, or accurately, into language we understand. For example, most (if not […]Continue Reading →
“You Shall Love the Immigrant”: Understanding Deuteronomy 10
On February 4, 2011 By Guest-Contributor
Amidst the convoluted issues involved in the immigration crisis in America, God has communicated clearly to us in Scripture: we are to love our neighbor and care for the immigrant. God’s love for us is undeserved. Our love for neighbor should show that same radical grace, to both the documented and the undocumented—even if our society says they don’t deserve it.Continue Reading →