Matthew Kaemingk separates the Christian response from the political rhetoric, fearfulness and romanticism that can dominate the conversation about Muslim immigration in America.
With examples from around the globe, he looks at failures and successes of Christians loving their Muslim neighbors despite fundamental religious differences.
Matthew Kaemingk is the author of the book: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear.
What You’ll Learn:
- How Politics Fail to Support a Christian Response to Muslim Immigration
- About Being a Guest instead of a Host
- Why Christians Should Care about Bans on Hijabs
About the Guest:
Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is a public theologian who explores questions facing Christians serving in politics, culture, and the marketplace. He teaches ethics and public theology at Fuller Theological Seminary where he holds the Richard John Mouw Chair of Faith and Public Life.
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Timestamped Show Notes:
01:42 – Topic: Christians Responding to Muslim Immigration from a Biblical Perspective
02:22 – A Family and Household
04:03 – Where Did Work of Muslim Immigration Start?
04:51 – Working with Refugees in Europe
06:01 – Political Responses on the Left and Right
07:51 – Higher Walls or Wider Doors
09:53 – Deep Differences at the Table
11:59 – Hospitality in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross
13:28 – Exodus, Liberation and Extending Hospitality
13:58 – Making Space for Strangers
14:59 – Failures and Successes in the Netherlands
15:52 – Being a Guest or Being a Host
17:49 – Remembering God’s Love, Loving Others and Church Renewal
18:38 – Bans on Muslim Women Wearing Hijabs
20:00 – Defending Religious Freedoms
21:00 – Pastors Protecting Mosques and Confusing Grace
24:42 – God’s Generous and Costly Hospitality
26:27 – You Will Make Mistakes
27:10 – Learning to Be a Guest
28:16 – Contacting Matthew Kaemingk
30:05 – Joke: Knock Knock
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