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Speaker calls Christians to a more biblical view of land

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 03/28/2022 - 15:21
Karen Gonzalez speaking in the chapel

In Karen González’s view, Christians who claim the Bible as holy Scripture seem to be missing important points about land and the people who live there.

González was at Bethel College March 20-21 to give the Staley Lectures, with their focus “a conversation on immigration.”

Her topic was meant to supplement this year’s common texts in the senior capstone course, Basic Issues of Faith and Life (BIFL), which include her book The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong.

Author’s focus is immigration, in the Bible and now

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 16:05
Karen Gonzalez

Karen González, author of the BIFL common text The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong, will give the Staley Lectures on campus Sunday and Monday, March 20-21.

The overall title for her series is “The God Who Sees: Grace and Truth in the Immigration Conversation.”

The biblical story is one of displaced people, a topic that students in Bethel’s senior capstone course are studying in depth this year, using the common texts of the biblical books of Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians, along withThe God Who Sees.

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