BRIDGES: What’s God got to do with Refugees?

What does God have to do with Refugees? 

This is the question we will explore in our next BRIDGES talk with Dr. Mark Glanville. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at The Burrow (1650 Western Parkway) at 7pm. There will be refreshments and snacks provided. All BRIDGES events are open to the public. We hope to see you on March 4! Check out the Facebook event here!
Mark R. Glanville, PhD, is a scholar-pastor who ministers in a missional urban community, Grandview Church, Vancouver. Mark is also Professor of Congregational Theology at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix (, and he teaches at Regent College and Vancouver School of Theology. Mark has authored, Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy (Ancient Israel and its Literature; SBL, 2018), a book on Exodus (Lexham, 2019), numerous refereed articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature, 2018, and JSOT, 2019), and book chapters. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology (contracted with IVP, 2020). Mark is also a trained jazz pianist and enjoys thinking and writing collaboratively with his wife, Dr Erin Goheen Glanville. Mark and Erin live in Vancouver with their two children, and love to camp, share meals, and hang out in the cafes on Commercial Drive.

What is the purpose of BRIDGES?
The purpose of BRIDGES is to help us think well about how God and spirituality connects with all different facets of life. All of the talks given focus on a variant of the question, “What does God have to do with [fill in the blank]?” Each event features a talk from a guest speaker, as well as time for extended Q+A and dialogue. Our hope is that you would leave with a better understanding of the topic we are exploring, particularly how that topic relates to God and the Christian faith.
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Mar 04 2020


7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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