Pursing Ethnic Harmony: Having a Loving Posture Toward Family Differences
Difference is part of our everyday life. In the past week, you’ve lived in a world with people who are different from you in age, life stage, family circumstances, vocation, personality, ethnicity and history. Some of these differences are familiar and easy for us to understand and some of them are confusing and difficult to talk about. Many times these more confusing and difficult differences can cause us to raise our defenses, close our ears, keep us from knowing God more fully, and prevent us from loving his family. We consistently have decisions to make about how we will posture ourselves toward the differences we have with others.
Join others from the Bethlehem book club for a discussion on how we can have a loving posture toward family differences. We will talk together about some of our family differences, how God views difference, and what is true in the midst of our differences. As we explore how each of us experiences difference, we will apply our conversation to how a loving posture toward difference impacts our ongoing pursuit of ethnic harmony at Bethlehem.
Londa Wagner has been on staff with Cru for 19 years. She is the People and Culture Director (Leadership Development/HR) for Cru staff and students in the midwest and their international partnerships. She loves creating environments for people to grow and has led conversations on race and ethnicity in Bethlehem for Titus 2, small groups, and for Downtown leadership women. She believes that all people are created in the Imago Dei and that as the church, we must seek to understand our spiritual, historical, and cultural history and hope to truly love one another.