Plenary Session 1

“Immigration and the Missio Dei:
Implications for Being the Church”


Danny Carroll


Migrations permeate the Bible, even as they do human history. Many of the narratives, laws, and other parts of the Scripture describe life as a stranger in another land, and some of the richest parts of the Bible arose in those circumstances. Our goals are, first to show how prominent this topic is in both testaments; second, to explore its centrality for understanding what it means to be the people of God in the world.