Justice in the Old Testament and missional church
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- 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: stranger/alien/outsider/refugee
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
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‘? A note to Christian readers, if I may: This is an issue upon which … 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 #4: Australia is not pulling its weight in refugee settlement.
Here is the fourth in a series of blogs responding to Rudd’s new asylum seeker policy. A critique from scripture follows a critical discussion of Australian policy. Rudd’s new policy is accompanied by a rise in his popularity. Why? A … 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
This is the second in a series of blogs that seek to explain Australian refugee policy and to offer critique from culture and scripture. These blogs are prompted by the Rudd Government’s recent decision to remove all asylum seekers arriving … Continue reading
Over the next couple of weeks I will blog regularly on Australian refugee policy, in order to explain how it works, and to offer scrutiny in light of scripture. These blogs are prompted by the Rudd Government’s recent decision to … 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