Heaven is not colorblind.
As the title suggests, in this short video, James Choung presents a compelling biblical case for why our ethnicity matters.
I agree with NG.AC contributor Helen Lee‘s note on James’ blog, “Boy, do I wish this video had been around in the 1990s when we were wrestling with this on our campus!” For me, this would have been really helpful while studying in seminary where, in retrospect, the amount of ignorance about race and reconciliation was staggering.
For many of us, whether it’s in church or on campus, it is altogether too common to hear phrases such as the following thrown around:
Race doesn’t matter in God’s Kingdom.
I don’t see race, I just see people.
Why do you people exclude yourselves?
As James notes on his blog, “Ethnicity Matters is a seven-minute reflection on the biblical foundations for ethnicity. In this short amount of time, it can’t cover everything. But I hope it’s a helpful conversation starter.” Keep an eye out for a discussion guide, which is on its way.
I’m seriously considering keeping this video bookmarked on my phone so that I can watch it with folks who raise the aforementioned objections (or, they can read the FAQs here).