Immigrants, the Bible, a Journey to Belong, and a God Who Sees it All

April 27, 2021

Have you ever read the bible through the stories of an immigrant?

In this episode, Karen Gonzalez is sharing her immigration story and stories of immigrants found in the Bible. Throughout Scripture there are many examples of people who fled their homelands – Hagar, Joseph, Ruth, and even Jesus. The courage, loss, joy, and pain has never gone unnoticed by “The God Who Sees” and they don’t go unnoticed now.

Karen believes that we do not get our view of migration from the bible, we get it from society, family, peers and even churches.

Being an immigrant Karen loves to bring awareness to the fact that the stories we read in Bible are about immigrants and God’s love and protection over them.

She will tell you that the question about immigration is so much about belonging and that Jesus transcends all these cultures, all of these borders!

Listen in as Karen shares the story biblical immigrants like Abraham, Joseph and Ruth.


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Karen Gonzales

Karen Gonzalez is a speaker, writer, public theologian, and immigrant advocate, who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 12 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization in Baltimore, MD that serves immigrants and refugees. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019).

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