Christopher Hays

Christopher Hays
Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia · Faculty of Theology

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This article provides a theological reading of Acts 6–7, combining biblical and social-scientific insights to support constructive Christian engagement with the phenomena of twenty-first century migration. It responds broadly to US-American migratory phenomena, while drawing on insights from the Bible, migration studies, and the author’s own work w...
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Este artículo fusiona la exégesis crítica con la reflexión sociopolítica para mostrar cómo una tensión desafiante en las Escrituras puede nutrir respuestas matizadas a crisis sociales. Al comenzar con un estudio intertextual, se identifica que Lc 17,27-28 hace alusión y subvierte a Jr 29,5-7. Se nota que las actividades que Jr 29 encomienda a los e...
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Este artículo describe el proyecto Fe y Desplazamiento para mostrar cómo una institución evangélica busca movilizar a la Iglesia a responder a los signos de los tiempos, específicamente con respecto al flagelo del desplazamiento forzoso, por medio de propiciar la evangelización integral y el crecimiento en la fe de laicos evangélicos, para que sean...
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This article maps key points of contact between Christian doctrine and recent advances in cultural evolution. Beginning with theological anthropology, the article shows that cultural evolution problematizes purely substantive accounts of the image of God. Moving to the doctrine of sin, we explain how cultural evolutionary findings enrich and challe...
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Scholarly expositions of the sermon in Luke 12:1-13:9 tend to divide the discourse into two thematically distinct sections: Luke 12:1-34 is exposited in terms of wealth ethics, while the eschatological comments of 12:35-13:9 are said to be spiritual in their focus. The present article argues that the two halves of the sermon cannot be separated in...
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Composed for the 2011 Prestige FOCUS Conference on Mission and Ethics at the University of Pretoria, this essay addressed the interrelationship between the New Testament conception of mission and one of the most significant moral topics in Scripture: the provision for the needy. In keeping with the investigative focus of the conference, the article...
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AbstrAct Luke's Gospel features repeated confrontations between Jesus and the socio-religious elite of his day, in which Jesus disputes with his opponents regarding how the Hebrew Bible bears upon social ethics. The present essay examines the character of Jesus' controversial interpretations in the accounts of Jesus' polemics against the Pharisees...
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The Gospel of Luke often couples instructions on the proper use of wealth with teachings on family relations, sometimes addressing these topics in a tone that smacks of antipathy. The present essay contends that the twin 'hostilities' towards wealth and family in the Gospel of Luke derive from theological roots, specifically, from Luke's endorsemen...
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Commentators have often benn stymied by the idiosyncratic patronymic Bosor assigned to Balaam of Beor by the best textual witnesses of 2 Peter 2:15. However, detailed investigation of the development of the Balaam traditions in tandem with the Edomite king-lists of Gen 36:32, 1 Chr 1:43, and Job 42:17d (LXX only) reveals a tightly interwined histor...

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