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A biblical conversation on immigration with Dr. Ryan Denison

Balancing borders and compassion

June 19, 2024 -

Dr. Mark Turman, Executive Director of Denison Forum, hosts Dr. Ryan Denison to discuss the challenging issues of immigration and refugees from a biblical standpoint. As a nonpartisan ministry, they seek to approach the topic holistically, emphasizing compassion, the importance of borders, and the rule of law. Touching on recent political actions, historical contexts, and biblical principles, this episode aims to equip listeners to think biblically and live out their faith in practical and impactful ways. Highlights include understanding refugee rights, the complexities of asylum policies, and actionable steps for individuals to get involved.

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  • (01:03): The Complex Issue of Immigration
  • (03:31): Historical Context and American Identity
  • (11:57): World Refugee Day and Its Significance
  • (29:23): Biblical Principles and Human Value
  • (36:24): Challenges and Responsibilities of Refugees
  • (39:58): The Role of Borders and Governance
  • (52:06): Practical Steps and Personal Involvement
  • (56:33): Conclusion and Call to Action


About Dr. Ryan Denison

Ryan Denison, PhD, is the Senior Editor for Theology at Denison Forum. Ryan writes The Daily Article every Friday and contributes writing and research to many of the ministry’s productions. He holds a PhD in church history from BH Carroll Theological Institute after having earned his MDiv at Truett Seminary. He’s authored The Path to Purpose, What Are My Spiritual Gifts?, How to Bless God by Blessing Others, 7 Deadly Sins, and has contributed writing or research to every Denison Forum book.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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