The Kingdom of God as dreamt by Isaiah, as revealed to John, and as preached by Jesus, is a kingdom of every nation, every tribe, and every tongue. An essential aspect of the Church’s life and witness is to make this kingdom possible on earth, as it is in heaven. Millennials who comprise the largest population group in America are arguably the first generation where racial diversity is not seen as a threat. This is not to say that millennials are immune to the smog of racism.
I was a refugee from Africa—born in Monrovia (Liberia), by way of Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast)—who settled initially in Palisades Park, New Jersey. People often ask: what was the biggest difference coming from Africa to the United States? One big difference was that I was different. It made a difference in how people saw me. It made a difference in how people talked to me. It made a difference in what people expected of me. Never was this truer than when