Note: We asked Dr. Darrell Whiteman to present—in Seven Minute Seminary format—a recent lecture he gave at the American Bible Society. Though he is largely reading from a manuscript, the information is invaluable and worthy of a larger public audience.
What is the church’s call to refugees and immigrants? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Darrell Whiteman begins by sharing two stories—an ancient one, and a contemporary one. By comparing Jesus’ birth story to a contemporary asylum-seeker, Whiteman challenges the church to consider its high calling to help the displaced and vulnerable of society.