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/