Upcoming Event ….


Saturday, September 29
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
1125 Savile Lane, McLean, Virginia

Coffee at 9:00 am
Presentation from 9:30 am to Noon in the Meeting House

Some prominent Protestant figures in this country (Franklin Graham, for example) have claimed in recent years that immigration is not a Biblical topic. Joel Baden disagrees, arguing that the issues raised by the migration of peoples across political borders is a recurring theme in both the Old and New Testaments. But does the Bible offer any sort of coherent message for people of faith who are seeking to make sense of the challenges posed by immigration? In Prof. Baden’s writing and lecturing on this subject, he seeks to provide an answer to that question.

Dr. Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity School, author of The Promise to the Patriarchs (Oxford 2013); Reconceiving Infertility–Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness (with Candida Moss, Princeton 2015); and Bible Nation–The United States of Hobby Lobby (with Candida Moss, Princeton 2017), among other works. His writing has also appeared in such popular outlets as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Politico, and The Daily Beast.

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