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Join this meetup for a frank, open, thoughtful, and responsible convesation about multi-ethnicity and authentic Christianity. We will discuss the realities of race, culture, and community in light of the Christian worldview.

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What does it mean to be a person of culture? What does authentic community mean to you? What does the ideal community even look like? What is your level of engagement with people that have a different ethnic background from yours? Is there any merit in seeking nurturing friendships across racial backgrounds? So many questions, and yet so little time! My name is Melvin and I’d like to invite you on a journey. This is a sometime complex, sometimes taboo, sometimes difficult journey into the world multi-ethnic diversity. So many people I know dream of what I refer to as a “beloved community”, but few actually take the time needed to spark real conversations of hope and change. If I’m honest, I don’t even really know what to expect from such a meetup group as this, but I do know that the hardest steps to take in anything worthwhile are usually the first ones. The word “Ethnos” (which translates from Greek to mean people or nation) has a rich history of meaning. When I think of ethnos I think a community of diverse people groups where love, not hate, is the order of the day. For me, ethnos spills out into love, grace, humility, patience, understanding, restoration, generosity, forgiveness, hospitality, and care. Ethnos looks way different than what we see today, because it is radically different from the norm. Ethnos requires us to think soberly, carefully, thoughtfully, and respectfully about how we see ourselves and others. I invite fellow “thinkers” to come, embark on this journey with me. Let’s take the hardest, and yet most important first steps to a meaningful conversation. The best dreams are always in color!!! So let’s take these steps together. One… step… at a time… …this is Ethnos!

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What does it mean to be a person of culture? What does authentic community mean to you? What does the ideal community even look like? What is your level of engagement with people that have a different ethnic background from yours? Is there any merit in seeking nurturing friendships across racial backgrounds? So many questions, and yet so little time! My name is Melvin and I’d like to invite you on a journey. This is a sometime complex, sometimes taboo, sometimes difficult journey into the world multi-ethnic diversity. So many people I know dream of what I refer to as a “beloved community”, but few actually take the time needed to spark real conversations of hope and change. If I’m honest, I don’t even really know what to expect from such a meetup group as this, but I do know that the hardest steps to take in anything worthwhile are usually the first ones. The word “Ethnos” (which translates from Greek to mean people or nation) has a rich history of meaning. When I think of ethnos I think a community of diverse people groups where love, not hate, is the order of the day. For me, ethnos spills out into love, grace, humility, patience, understanding, restoration, generosity, forgiveness, hospitality, and care. Ethnos looks way different than what we see today, because it is radically different from the norm. Ethnos requires us to think soberly, carefully, thoughtfully, and respectfully about how we see ourselves and others. I invite fellow “thinkers” to come, embark on this journey with me. Let’s take the hardest, and yet most important first steps to a meaningful conversation. The best dreams are always in color!!! So let’s take these steps together. One… step… at a time… …this is Ethnos!

Be open to share...!!!

Starbucks

What does it mean to be a person of culture? What does authentic community mean to you? What does the ideal community even look like? What is your level of engagement with people that have a different ethnic background from yours? Is there any merit in seeking nurturing friendships across racial backgrounds? So many questions, and yet so little time! My name is Melvin and I’d like to invite you on a journey. This is a sometime complex, sometimes taboo, sometimes difficult journey into the world multi-ethnic diversity. So many people I know dream of what I refer to as a “beloved community”, but few actually take the time needed to spark real conversations of hope and change. If I’m honest, I don’t even really know what to expect from such a meetup group as this, but I do know that the hardest steps to take in anything worthwhile are usually the first ones. The word “Ethnos” (which translates from Greek to mean people or nation) has a rich history of meaning. When I think of ethnos I think a community of diverse people groups where love, not hate, is the order of the day. For me, ethnos spills out into love, grace, humility, patience, understanding, restoration, generosity, forgiveness, hospitality, and care. Ethnos looks way different than what we see today, because it is radically different from the norm. Ethnos requires us to think soberly, carefully, thoughtfully, and respectfully about how we see ourselves and others. I invite fellow “thinkers” to come, embark on this journey with me. Let’s take the hardest, and yet most important first steps to a meaningful conversation. The best dreams are always in color!!! So let’s take these steps together. One… step… at a time… …this is Ethnos!

Be open to share...!!!

Starbucks

What does it mean to be a person of culture? What does authentic community mean to you? What does the ideal community even look like? What is your level of engagement with people that have a different ethnic background from yours? Is there any merit in seeking nurturing friendships across racial backgrounds? So many questions, and yet so little time! My name is Melvin and I’d like to invite you on a journey. This is a sometime complex, sometimes taboo, sometimes difficult journey into the world multi-ethnic diversity. So many people I know dream of what I refer to as a “beloved community”, but few actually take the time needed to spark real conversations of hope and change. If I’m honest, I don’t even really know what to expect from such a meetup group as this, but I do know that the hardest steps to take in anything worthwhile are usually the first ones. The word “Ethnos” (which translates from Greek to mean people or nation) has a rich history of meaning. When I think of ethnos I think a community of diverse people groups where love, not hate, is the order of the day. For me, ethnos spills out into love, grace, humility, patience, understanding, restoration, generosity, forgiveness, hospitality, and care. Ethnos looks way different than what we see today, because it is radically different from the norm. Ethnos requires us to think soberly, carefully, thoughtfully, and respectfully about how we see ourselves and others. I invite fellow “thinkers” to come, embark on this journey with me. Let’s take the hardest, and yet most important first steps to a meaningful conversation. The best dreams are always in color!!! So let’s take these steps together. One… step… at a time… …this is Ethnos!

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