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with Rayshawn Graves

How Important Is Diversity in a Church?

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This question is not necessarily tricky, but there is no catch-all answer. Diversity is a big word that can include many realities.

Diversity comes up a lot in our context in the United States because of various ages, stages of life, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and cultures.

So how important is diversity in the church?

Even though diversity is seen through our world and creation, it can be challenging to achieve when bringing people together who are different. If we could walk into every church in this country and see all kinds of people with different backgrounds and cultures worshipping Jesus together, that would be an amazing reality.

In this episode, Rayshawn covers:

1. Historical divisions of the church in the United States.
2. How the church should approach diversity.

Verses Referenced:
Revelation 7:9-10; Psalm 104

Rayshawn Graves is a pastor and writer from Richmond, Virginia.
June 25, 2021
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Rayshawn Graves is a pastor and writer from Richmond, Virginia who enjoys thinking about how the truth of God's Word speaks into the lives of everyday people. When he's not hanging out with his wife and two children, Rayshawn's passions include working for ethnic unity in the church, listening to others' stories, reading, and sneaker culture.
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