Biblical Perspectives on the Immigrant | RIC 2018

“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

Amanda Benckhuysen

Amanda Benckhuysen

RIC 2018 Member
Amanda Benckhuysen, M.Div., Ph.D. is a professor of Old Testament at Calvin Seminary. Her interests in issues around immigration and refugees emerge from her study of the Old Testament, her own experience as a foreigner in the US, and her concern, as a US resident, for the moral integrity of America. The questions she finds herself asking with reference to immigrants and refugees is: what does justice and morality require of us as a nation, and what does the gospel compel us to do as Christians?

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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…”

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