Podcast: JOINING – Feature Conversation: Chandra Crane

May 15, 2021

Our podcast episode 6 featuring Chandra Crane is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Audible.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Chandra Crane, a writer and leader in multiethnic ministry initiatives, about her new book Mixed Blessing (InterVarsity Press, 2020). Our theme question: what does it mean to see, steward, and celebrate multi-ethnicity? Among the topics we discuss:

  • How multiethnic (mixed) people process questions like “where are you from?” and “what are you?”
  • The blessing that mixed people are to the church and the world
  • Ways to think about distinctions between ethnicity & race, “cultural appropriation” vs. “cultural appreciation”, and cultural stereotypes vs. “cultural prototypes”.
  • Why it is important to talk about ethnicity as part of talking about our identity in Christ (and the identity of Christ!)

If you’d like to read more you can find an excerpt of Chandra’s book here: https://inallthings.org/whole-people-wholly-reliant-on-jesus/

About the Author
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

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