Ethnic & Inclusive

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to share at the Emerge 2007 Asian American student conference. Despite my discomfort as a Black American teaching in a context designed to challenge and affirm Asian American leadership, I was drafted to serve and teach a seminar on reaching out beyond our own ethnic community to serve others. Here is a link: ethnic-inclusive.ppt

My hope in the seminar was to highlight that care for others begins with a sense of our own self hood and value to God as ethnic persons made in the image of God.

And here is the original link..

Author: elderj

I was born the fourth child and third son of godly parents in Nashville Tennessee. After leaving home for college I got involved with InterVarsity, then graduated with a degree in finance. After that I got a masters in history. Nowadays I spend too much time reading, writing, thinking, and occasionally doing my job.

6 thoughts on “Ethnic & Inclusive”

  1. Elderj — Um, I think I’m doing something wrong here… When I click on the presentation link and try to sign in to view it, I keep getting this message: “We’re sorry, but [my email] does not have access to this document. ” Sorry to be a pain about it — I know you tried fixing it before.

  2. Thanks for reposting your presentation. Great stuff! Do you have audio from the presentation as well? If it’s alright with you, I would love to share some of these insights with my students here (with proper credit to you, of course!) since this is such a crucial issue — would that be alright?

  3. Daniel… feel free to use it. There is unfortunately no audio. The chief focus was on the hospitality of God in welcoming people and how hospitality becomes the basis of our inclusion of others.

  4. whoa. unless I heard her wrong, Brenda Salter McNeil (at Urbana) gave the impression that the tower of Babel was essentially the beginnings of ethnic diversity. Could you expand on that?

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