You might want to keep your Bible and notepad handy for this episode. This episode is the first of a 3-part conversation with theologian, Daniel Montanez, about migration and theology.

What can the creation account, the creation mandate, and the fall teach us about migration? Can we view Jesus as a migrant?

Explore answers to these important questions in this episode. Daniel also briefly mentions his background as a second generation Latino immigrant and the inspiration behind his interest in migration.

The Church and Migration: A Theological Vision for the People of God, the book he co-edited with Wilmer Estrada Carrasquillo, serves as a guide for my conversations with Daniel.

This discussion was an eye-opener and I hope you too will find it illuminating and helpful.

Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Migration plays a crucial role in the meta narrative of the Bible.
  2. Understanding God’s heart and purpose for migration and following Jesus’ example on how to treat foreigners can help shape our views on immigration.

About Daniel Montanez

Daniel Montañez is a Ph.D. student at Boston University in theology, ethics, and philosophy. He is an adjunct instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and director of Mygration Christian Conference and the Migration Crisis Initiative for the Church of God. He is the co-editor of The Church and Migration: A Theological Vision for the People of God.” He lives in Boston, MA, with his wife.

Learn about Mygration Christian Conference here.

About Mabel

An immigrant from India who has lived in seven cities across the U.S. in fourteen years, Mabel navigates between cultures, feeling at home everywhere and nowhere. In her first book, Far from Home: Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth, Mabel draws from her personal experience as an immigrant and examines the lives of biblical heroes to shed light on how we can find purpose and joy as sojourners on earth.

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