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What The Bible Teaches About Crossing Cultures


As our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces become more and more ethnically diverse, how should we respond? What cues can we as believers take from Scripture that will make us more ethnic friendly and winsome? What is the essence of cultural diversity from a Biblical perspective, of which we should be aware?

I invite you to join me as we study that pertinent topic together in the 9:00 AM Sunday morning class for adults and MS & HS students during the months of May – June.

Have you ever stopped to consider how many stories in the Bible are cross-cultural encounters? How about Sarah and Hagar, Abraham and the Hittites, Joseph in Egypt, Moses in Midian, Ruth from Moab, King David and Uriah, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Daniel in Babylon, Esther in Persia, Jesus and the Samaritan woman, Philip and the eunuch from Ethiopia, Peter with Cornelius, and Paul in Athens – and a bunch of other places, to name a few.

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a cross-cultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing cultures as they lived out their calling. And here is the important thing - much is instructional for us today as we interact with “others” around us.

In this class we will examine principles that will help you feel comfortable interacting with people who are racially different than yourself. This series is based on a new book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice. Don’t buy the book ahead of time! I can sell it to you in class for half price ($10) if you desire a copy.