On Ethnic Harmony: A Theological Position Paper
I am grateful and excited to present a discipleship tool which the elders, along with a cohort of members, have been actively working on over the last three years called, On Ethnic Harmony: A Theological Position Paper. It includes an introductory letter from the elders, a series of Affirmations & Denials, and Frequently Asked Questions.
A position paper, such as this, is intended to be a discipleship tool that presents what we believe God says, or does not say, on this important topic in order to increase understanding, aid our ongoing conversations, and strengthen our “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3).
Our hope is that this helps to further facilitate our conversations. After all, we are a multi-ethnic church, nearly matching the diversity of our context (70% white, 13% asians, 6% hispanic, 5% black, 5% multi-racial, 1% other). 15% of our members speak a language other than English as their first language.
We shouldn’t be surprised by this because we know Jesus is currently creating a people from all nations, tribes, peoples, and languages, of which we are a microcosm (Rev. 7:9). What a privilege! Together we get to show the world the new humanity Jesus is redeeming right in the middle of our great city.
If you'd like to learn more about our Ethnic Harmony efforts, or further recommended reading, visit our resource page and, at the same time, consider joining our Ethnic Harmony group on Church Center. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to a pastor or email .
You can get the paper here.
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!” – Psalm 67:4
Christ is all,