How do ethnic and cultural diversity affect spiritual formation? The authors of A Many Colored Kingdom explore Christian formation and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships.
Well-qualified to speak on issues of diversity, the authors describe relevant aspects of their own personal journeys; key issues emerging from their studies and teaching germane to race, culture, and ethnicity; and teaching implications that bring right practice to bear on church ministry. A final chapter contains a conversation among the authors responding to one another's insights and concerns.
This book will be required reading for those engaged in as well as those preparing for a life of teaching and ministry in our increasingly multicultural world.
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier (Ph.D., Boston College), a Puerto Rican married to an African-American, is assistant professor of religious education at Claremont School of Theology. S. Steve Kang (Ph.D., Northwestern University), a 1.5 generation Korean-American, is coordinator for interdisciplinary studies and assistant professor of Christian formation and ministry at Wheaton College. Gary A. Parrett (Ed.D., Columbia University), a Caucasian married to a Korean-American, has pastored several Korean-American churches and is currently on staff at a multiethnic church. He is associate professor of Christian education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.