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“He learned obedience through what he suffered.” —Heb. 5:8


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Diversity and the goodness of God


God proclaims creation and all of its diversity good. | Read: Genesis 1

At the very end of the first chapter of Genesis, when God had created everything, from the skies to the fish in the sea, it is written, “God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good” (1:31 alt.). Genesis makes clear that diversity is important to God, a blessing that God has bestowed upon all creation. That’s counterintuitive for some of us—we who may often think of diversity as a challenge, an obstacle to consensus. But here we see God willing into being the heavens and the earth and weaving into this world an interdependent population of creatures of many varieties. Upon God’s first site visit, God assessed that this diverse world was “very good.”
Diversity is good. Diversity provides us with opportunities for community. It enables us to connect, or even collide, with others and to experience something new and different. The result is a broader worldview, innovative ideas, and collaborative engagements that can create changes that benefit all. Keep Reading

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