Kent Mathews Lectures 2010:"Thinking Christianly about Immigration"
Oct 22, 2010 by M. Daniel Carroll R. | 0 Comments
Kent Mathews Lectures 2010: “Thinking Christianly about Immigration”
Every year the Vernon Grounds Institute for Public Ethics at Denver Seminary sponsors a series of activities around a specific theme of ethical importance. Last year the topic was health care reform. This year the issue is immigration.
One of the events that is hosted on the seminary campus is the Kent Mathews Lectureship, which is given in two consecutive chapel services in the fall. I was privileged to give the lectures this year (October 4-5).
These lectures are now available on the seminary website. The title of the series was “Thinking Christianly about Immigration”. Each is about 40 minutes long. The first considers the image of God as the proper starting point for the immigration discussion and then goes to Old Testament narratives. The second focuses on Old Testament Law and how it might orient contemporary immigration legislation.
The two lectures are available at: http://www.denverseminary.edu/grounds-institute/
I hope that these serve as a helpful introduction to the biblical material as well as useful teaching tools for small groups and Sunday School classes.