“Why invest yourself in the lives of immigrants and refugees? Why take on somebody elese’s problems when you have enough problems of your own?”
About This Talk
Amanda Benckhuysen shares insights from key Bible passages for the issues surrounding immigration and Christian Hospitality. “Even today settling in a new country, becoming a stranger in a strange land, starting from scratch in a new place where you don’t know the language, and you don’t know the customs and the culture, and you don’t have family and friends around you as a support network can be extremely challenging.”
About The Speaker
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“…while God loves all that he has made, all of his creation, all human beings, the Bible teaches us that God has a special concern for those that are the most vulnerable in our society…”
- Amanda’s article “Reading Between the Lines: Josephine Butler’s Socially Conscious Commentary on Hagar” (link to google books) appears in Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible (affiliate link to Amazon).
- Amanda works at Calvin Seminary. Find out more here.
- Amanda has written several articles for the BANNER including “The Scandal of the Old Testament God”
- 5 Key Reflection Questions About Refugees and Immigrants
We recommend the book “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” by Christine Pohl. Her approach to hospitality is valuable to the church today. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
About The RIC Project
The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.