I’ve been reflecting upon race, culture, ethnicity, and diversity actively for the better part of the past 10 years. This begins a sermon series on Race and Culture Emphasis. I’m thinking to preach on this topic around January in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I also wanted to preach on this in light of the fact that I’ve been a part of churches with an ethnic heritage.
Some people have asked if I preached this sermon in light of any specific recent events. The answer is “no.” I’m not responding or reacting to any one event. Rather, I’ve been pondering this topic for years, and now feel like my biblical reflection is at a point where it may be helpful to preach on this topic to my church and to whomever may hear.