Ethnicity and Race

Book Review: Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, by Soong-Chan Rah

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book can be a helpful tool for pastors as they seek to understand the cultural makeup of their churches. But ultimately, its usefulness is limited by how little it focuses on Christ.

Book Review: The Color of Church: A Biblical and Practical Paradigm for Multiracial Churches, by Rodney M. Woo

Review by Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 06.25.2010

Woo has served us well by pushing us out of our comfort zones. He should be read by pastors and lay leaders, particularly those who find themselves in diverse communities.

How can local churches work toward racial harmony?

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Know the history of the problem. In order to understand present racial tensions, one must know something about the history of race relations in one’s context, the history of the church’s involvement in racial oppression, and the particular historical experiences of different minority groups.

How can Christians think biblically about race and ethnicity?

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In order to develop a biblical perspective on ethnicity Christians should recognize that:

What unique opportunities are afforded by pastoring a multi-ethnic church?

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Pastoring a multi-ethnic church affords a unique opportunity to:

What are some of the challenges of pastoring a multi-ethnic church?

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In a multi-ethnic church it can be particularly difficult to:

Book Review: Being Latino in Christ, by Orlando Crespo

Review by Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.05.2010

Overall, Being Latino in Christ is a helpful tool for second-generation Latinos who struggle with their ethnic identity on a personal level.

Book Review: Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

Review by Tony Carter | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

This book is a fine and needed supplement to the many systematic and biblical theology books we already have on our shelves.

Book Review: On Being Black and Reformed, by Anthony Carter

Review by Reverend Rickey Armstrong | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

This an excellent introduction to the African-American experience from the perspective of redemptive history.

Book Review: Reconciliation Blues, by Edward Gilbreath

Review by Eric C. Redmond | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

Gilbreath portrays what life is like for evangelical ethnic minorities who are attempting to live within white evangelical culture while maintaining their cultural identity.

The Faithful Preacher

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

The Faithful Preacher is indeed an important, insightful, and invigorating work that should benefit all who read it—whether Black or White, clergy or laity.

Book Review: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, by David A. Anderson

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

The term “gracism” sounds a great deal like affirmative action with a biblical twist. I think the tried and proven biblical standard and terms are sufficient for the task.

Book Review: Multicultural Ministry, by David A. Anderson

Review by Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

As a result of reading Multicultural Ministry, I will pray more, read more Scripture, and consider ways in which I can be a more deliberate reconciler.

Book Review: Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church, by Mark DeYmaz

Review by Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

This book is a worthwhile read. But absorb its biblical-theological argumentation with a discerning eye.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Race

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.01.2010

“Is there a race problem in the American Church?”