Justice in the Old Testament and missional church
Jazz-Talk: Biblical Law Shapes Missional Communities
- One Sermon in Two-Hundred Vancouver Churches on June 11: Welcoming the Stranger
- Ancient Laws for New Challenges: The Ten Commandments as a Critique of Inequality
- A Stranger Kind of Love: Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis
- Plans to deregulate Wall Street
- Undocumented Immigrants and Refugees “Living in Sin”?
Category Archives: ethnicity and the bible
The most common grudge people have against scripture is surely the apparent annihilation of the Canaanites. In my estimation those who complain most loudly against this issue, including scholars from the New Atheist camp, have done little serious research into the … Continue reading
May I please share with you my article just published with Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, titled: ”Ancient Laws and New Canadian Refugee Legislation: Evaluating Bill C-31 in Light of the Book of Deuteronomy“. Refuge is a prestigious academic journal … Continue reading
CASE magazine has just published my article, ‘Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion: New Australian Asylum Seeker Policy Under the Scrutiny of Deuteronomy.’ (3,500 words) It is an extensive discussion both of Australian asylum seeker policy and biblical ethics … Continue reading
You might like to read my article, ‘Loving the Stranger in Our Midst’, published online by the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). It offers a biblical critique of Australian asylum seeker policy. Would you please considering ‘sharing’ the article (from … Continue reading
Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #3: PNG is violent and dangerous—Rudd’s policy is harsh and selfish.
The intention to send all asylum seekers to PNG convinces me that the new policy is motivated by selfish national interest, and desperation for political popularity. This blog is the third in a series of blogs that seek to explain … Continue reading
Ancient Laws and New Canadian Refugee Legislation: Evaluating Bill C-31 in Light of the Book of Deuteronomy.
Introduction Some important innovations within, Bill C-31, Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, run contrary to the biblical ethics espoused in the book of Deuteronomy, from the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Components of Bill C-31 – such as mandatory detentio n, no right … Continue reading
A famous passage, perhaps the most famous, that speaks into the issue of welcoming refugees is: He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving them food and clothing. Love the stranger, therefore, for you … Continue reading
The Kachin people of northern Myanmar (previously Burma) have been s uffering for years at the hands of the military government of Myanmar. The systematic destruction of villages and killing and torture of thousands of people has been labelled genocide … Continue reading
Bill C-31: Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act is now referred to a parliamentary standing committee. The bill represents what would be a serious deterioration in the treatment of refugees in Canada, including: Mandatory imprisonment of refugees who enter Canada without … Continue reading