Diverse Representation on TV: Don’t Forget about the Kids

Over the last several years, at least to my knowledge, there has been a big push to see more representation of people of color and immigrants on television. And this is good. As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, there is a need to see faces of television that actually reflect the makeup of the U.S. …

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Valuing Diversity is an Act of Worship

I was a junior in college the first time that I read Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. The Young Adult group out of the church that I attended at the time jumped on the 40 days of purpose bandwagon and committed to changing our twentysomething, chaotic lives (and mine at least, was certainly chaotic). As …

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Diversity, Oppression, and the God Who Hears

Here are a few pieces that I have submitted to other blogging networks over the last few weeks: Does the Church Really Want Diversity Over the years many American churches have expressed a desire to be more open to people of color so that we feel welcome in the congregation. The thought is that as …

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I’m Blogging at Missio-Alliance Today: Diversity is Not Enough

Over the past year, I have come across countless resources calling for more churches to be racially and culturally diverse. I have had conversations with pastors and other church leaders wanting to do the diversity ‘thing,’ who are exploring how they might attract congregants of a skin color other than their own. In all honesty, …

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Make Disciples of All Nations (and Then the Nations Came to Us)

As Jesus was preparing to leave the earth and ascend to heaven, He gave his disciples a few instructions called the Great Commission. Jesus directed his remaining followers to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching and baptizing them in the way of the Lord. For the last 2000 years or so, that is …

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