Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church

Many Colors Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history By white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population Instead they ll be the largest

  • Title: Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church
  • Author: Soong-Chan Rah
  • ISBN: 9780802450487
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history By 2050, white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population Instead, they ll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans Past shifts in America s demographics alwThe United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history By 2050, white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population Instead, they ll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans Past shifts in America s demographics always reshaped the county s religious landscape This shift will be no different Soong Chan Rah s book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation Borrowing from the business concept of cultural intelligence, he explores how God s people can become multiculturally adept From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister effectively in diverse settings.Without guilt trips or browbeating, the book will spur individuals, churches, and parachurch ministries toward effectively bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good News for people of every racial and cultural background Its message is positive its potential impact, transformative.

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  • Provides a biblically-grounded look at culture and racism, the need for and path toward cultural intelligence, and the church's role in shaping and changing culture. There's neither a watering down of issues nor a sensationalizing of them but rather a balanced examination of their implications for the hard work of the cultural change necessary for unity. Stories shared highlight the complexities of cultural and the need for intentional engagement to prevent misunderstanding. There are no silver [...]


  • A Must-Read for Church LeadersIf your church is in a multi-ethnic community or your church supports pastors and missionaries serving in other cultures this book is a must-read. Too many white Christian leaders are clueless. In fact some missionaries who have served many years overseas are culturally clueless too. In about 20 years or maybe less, white Christian churches will no longer be the dominant Christian culture in the USA. The author does a great job at describing the most important keys [...]




  • I appreciate the depth of this book - not focused on superficial how-tos but on developing a multicultural worldview that understands God at work in all cultures, reflects on the impact of history, examines power dynamics at work, recognizes that so much of culture is under the surface. At the same time, this big picture approach is also practical, illustrated by the author's personal experience and other stories. "Developing cultural intuition requires changing the system. It is not an individu [...]


  • When Soong-chan Rah portraits a negative story about a person, the person's ethnicity is mentioned, as if the person's ethnicity is the reason for the negative story. So, in a sense, this book has overtones of the very opposite of it's sub-title. It was pronounced enough that I almost quit reading. One of the positive and insightful ideas presented is the notion of cultural differences in experiencing and appreciating hospitality.


  • One of the best Christian books on Multiculturalism and Race. A little Evangelical-y and not as direct and prophetic on race issues as I think we sometimes need. But a helpful and winsome voice none the less.




  • Game-changer for me in thinking through how to cultivate cultural intelligence and engage in multiethnic and multicultural ministry.


  • This book is really good. Rah sets out to paint a picture of what cultural intelligence looks like and I think he succeeds in doing that. I enjoyed his chapter on hospitality the most.


  • Multicultural ministry requires the building of cultural intelligence of many colors. Soong-Chan gives a sound basis for engaging a mix of cultures that makes up many of our urban settings today.


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