The PNG Solution and Biblical Ethics – a new article with Eternity Newspaper

May I please invite you to read my new article on Australian asylum seeker policy, published online with Eternity Newspaper, ‘The PNG Solution and Biblical Ethics‘?

Christ has called a people to be salt and light in a world where sin's curse preys parasitic.

Christ has called a people to be salt and light in a world where sin’s curse preys parasitic.

A note to Christian readers, if I may: This is an issue upon which Scripture is crystal clear and if we Christians would submit our thinking to Scripture upon this topic, the political impact will be immense. One third of the global population is Christian – if this segment of the  population saw refugee issues with the compassion of Christ, refugee politics would be radically different globally. To this end would Christian Aussie readers please consider sharing this article and making its presence known in every way you can? Social media, church bulletins, email, etc. For what it’s worth, I think that this article is my most mature discussion of this topic to date.

(Thank you again to Nth American readers, for your patience with this blog series.)

Blogs and articles in this series (Aug-Sept, 2013):

Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion: New Australian Asylum Seeker Policy Under the Scrutiny of Deuteronomy, published with CASE magazine.

Loving the Stranger, published with the Centre for Public Christianity.

The PNG solution and Biblical Ethics, published with Eternity Newspaper.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies#1: Disingenuous Rhetoric

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #2: Excise the Australian mainland from the migration zone

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #3: PNG is violent and dangerous—Rudd’s policy is harsh and selfish.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #4: Australia is not pulling its weight in refugee settlement.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #5: A positive policy solution

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About Mark Glanville

Mark Glanville is a pastor-scholar who ministers in a missional urban community, Grandview Church, Vancouver. Mark is Professor of Old Testament and congregational studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix (missionaltraining.org), and he teaches at Regent College, Vancouver. Mark's research focusses upon the Pentateuch, biblical ethics, and mission. Mark has authored a book on Exodus (Lexham, forthcoming), numerous refereed articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming) and chapters on the Pentateuch, mission, and refugee related issues, as well as numerous popular articles. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, "Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology." Mark is regularly called upon to speak on in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. His previous career was as a jazz pianist in Sydney, Australia (Chick Corea and Wynton Kelly are his musical heroes).
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