“Affinity is not community”
Dr. Paul Metzger has a thoughtful and timely article on the infatuation with making “multi-ethnic” a commodity in the Body of Christ.
Here’s the conclusion:
We—including I—must come to realize that the gospel of the kingdom is ultimately about reconciling, relational growth that includes people outside my affinity group. Affinity is not the same as community, and we are to envision and embody in our concrete practices the eschatological kingdom, living now in light of what will be. We must become, rather than buy, a kingdom community where people of different ethnicities and economic backgrounds among others feast together at Jesus’ banqueting table.
Read the whole thing here.