Christena Cleveland is many things, she’s a social psychologist, a gifted teacher, a consultant to pastors and leaders on multicultural issues, but she is also a Jesus follower who has used her expertise and research to call the church to unity through diversity. In Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart, Christena aptly points out that simply saying that the doors are open and anyone is welcome is not the same as pursuing diversity, and that diversity should not be an option for churches today. The book not only points out the racial homogeneity among Christians today, but the class and theological homogeneity as well.
My favorite quote of Christena’s in this interview is: “I think that the unified body of Christ is the vehicle through which God wants to do everything.”
Find Christena and all of her resources at christenacleveland.com.