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13 free videos on building multi-ethnic communities of faith by Dr. Mark DeYmaz

What will the future of evangelicalism look like in America?

#What will the future of evangelicalism look like in America? Dr.Read more

If One Part Suffers, Every Part Suffers With It

#In the last New Culture Newsletter I focused on the recession and asked the question, "What would the impact be if Christians of different ethnicities in your community were all working together to help during this difficult time?" In this newsletter I want to continue that theme and focus on some organizations that have a long track record of helping Christians of different ethniciRead more

Battling the Recession as a Multi-ethnic Church

# Nearly every community in America is being hit hard by the recession and there seems to be no end in sight. It is great to see many churches and ministries reaching out to help. But, imagine what the impact would be if Christians of different ethnicities in your community were all working together to help during this difficult time?Read more

A celebration of MLK's legacy

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of our country's most passionate and self-sacrificing advocates for ethnic unity. We still have a long way to go in building a less racialized society and a more multi-ethnic church -- but, we wouldn't be near as far as we are if it were not for the teachings and sacrifices of men and women like Dr. King. Even forty years after his death, his teachings remain amazingly relevant and powerful. I have included some "classics" as well as a few you may have not seen before in this post. I hope they will help to encourage you in your efforts to build biblical, multi-ethnic community.

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7 Principles of the New Culture: Part 1

This is part 1 of the seven articles in the “7 Principles of the New Culture” series...

I can vividly remember a conversation I had several years ago with a friend who was a national director of a large ministry.  We were talking about their organization and how they planned to address the increasing amount of ethnic diversity in the locations where they were active.  He explained how they were creating separate ministries for each ethnic group in those locations in order to “most effectively reach them with the Gospel” because “most people want to be with their own ethnicity”.  When I asked if they had plans to eventually try to bring the different ethnic groups together into a multi-ethnic group he explained that they did not because it would “create an extra barrier to the Gospel” and then stated emphatically, “There is no biblical mandate for bringing people together of different ethnicities.”  Do you believe that is true?  How would you respond?

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Five movies currently in theaters with race relations themes

Pastor Mark Driscoll calls movies the new church in America and explains, "there are 'preachers' who are called filmmakers promulgating worldviews, philosophical systems, morals, and values." (listen to the sermon) There is no question that movies are one of the most powerful expressions of culture and values in our country.Read more

Is the church ready for a multi-ethnic era in America?

Many things can (and will) be said about last night's historic election. Regardless if you felt it was an exciting victory or a crushing defeat, there is one thing we should all be able to agree on: our country has entered a multi-ethnic era. The election of our first African American president (who's biracial background embodies multi-ethnicity) is a powerful sign of how rapidly our society has changed and will change in the decades to come. The question on my mind..."Is the church ready?"
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Passion for the Poor by Marc Henkel

Here is an excellent Bible Study on poverty written by Marc Henkel, Here's Life Inner City Staff in Chicago: http://thenewculture.org/only-here/poor-mh-2/

Excerpt:

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5 excellent resources on multi-ethnic issues

Here are five resources which we posted in our New Culture Newsletter this month.  Hope you find them helpful!

- Chad

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7 Principles of the New Culture

This is an introduction to the seven articles in the “7 Principles of the New Culture” series.

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