What REALLY Makes Interracial Marriage Okay?

We've entered a new cultural era in which interracial marriage is more acceptable than in the past. According to the 2010 census, one in 10 heterosexual married couples are interracial. That's a 28% jump since 2000. What accounts for this increase? Much of the growth in interracial marriages is the notion that we are, or will … Continue reading What REALLY Makes Interracial Marriage Okay?

A List of Resources About the Gospel and Diversity

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the gospel and diversity? Where do you start? What is trustworthy and worthwhile? What are some helpful resources to understand the biblical call for a racially, ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse body of worshipers? I recently had the privilege of presenting a workshop at the 2014 General … Continue reading A List of Resources About the Gospel and Diversity

Let the Nations Read Blogs!

In 2013, people from 140 different countries visited the site.  Some from countries I'd never even heard of before (Thanks, New Caledonia!). The Bible exclaims in Psalm 67:4, "Let the nations be glad!"  Well, in light of this post perhaps we can paraphrase.  "Let the nations read blogs!" Praise the Lord for making the world … Continue reading Let the Nations Read Blogs!

Seek Peace and Pursue It: The Quest for Racial Harmony

Originally posted on http://www.raanetwork.org The Bible declares, “seek peace and pursue it” (Ps. 34:14; 1 Pt. 3:11). This phrase has implications for all areas of life, especially multi-ethnic ministry.   Live in Peace We know that we as believers have been reconciled to God through our Savior (Rm. 5:1). But this reconciliation extends not just … Continue reading Seek Peace and Pursue It: The Quest for Racial Harmony

Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?

Racial and ethnic diversity in the church is not simply a cultural issue it’s a gospel issue. I recently wrote about some encouraging signs of racial progress in a Southern Presbyterian church.  While most of the comments were positive, one person raised a concern that I’ve often encountered:  When you talk about race aren’t you … Continue reading Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?