#61. Urban Ministry for 2023: Where Politics Fail a Christian Response to Muslim Immigration

Dr. Matthew Kaemingk separates the Christian response from the political rhetoric that can dominate the conversation about Muslim immigration in America.

Looking at Jesus’ example and with practical examples from around the globe, he looks at failures and successes of Christians loving their Muslim neighbors well despite fundamental religious differences.

Dr. 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 Christians Being a Good Host and a Good Guest
  • 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 SHOWNOTES:

01:51 – Topic: Christians Responding to Muslim Immigration from a Biblical Perspective

02:30 – A Family and Household

04:11 – Where Did Work of Muslim Immigration Start?

04:57 – Working with Refugees in Europe

06:01 – Political Responses on the Left or Right

07:49 – Security and Accountability vs Justice and Mercy

09:39 – At Home with Deep Differences

11:40 – Hospitality, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Cross

12:59 – Exodus, Liberation and Extending Hospitality

14:23 – Being a Good Host and a Good Guest

17:00 – Love, Hospitality and Church Renewal

17:47 – Why Should Christians Care about Bans on Hijabs?

19:59 – Pastors Defending Mosques and Confusing Grace

23:37 – Resolving Conflict within a Congregation

24:04 – Going to the Cross

25:21 – Making Mistakes

26:03 – Learning to Be a Guest

26:39 – Looking for Opportunity

27:08 – Contacting Matthew Kaemingk

28:57 – Joke: Knock Knock

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