By: Dave Ingland
The issue of ethnic identity vs identity in Christ has logged many miles in debate. What value is our ethnic identity once we have found identity in Christ? Galatians 3:28 seems to answer that question for many:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
However, one question that remains unanswered after hearing the argument supported by the notion that we are all one in Christ Jesus, is this…If that’s true, then why do I look different from you? Why am I an Asian man living in America trying to wrestle with my identity and what its relevance is in the context of Jesus?
Sure, there are bigger and more profound questions facing the world today other than why I was created as an Asian-American Christian, but to me it’s a question–that once resolved–could lead to something exponentially powerful.
Let me pose this question to you: Who are you? Why?