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Romans 16 contains Paul’s greetings to an amazingly diverse group of Roman Christians – the 35 individuals named are Jewish, Roman, Greek, Asian, African, male, female, single, married, of high and low social status.  Part of the purpose of the letter was to unite Jew with Gentile; ‘weak’ with ‘strong’ (14-15); high with low (12:3ff), etc.

It is therefore no small treat to be nearing the end of a course on this letter, having journeyed with a strikingly diverse group of people – males, females, single, married, young, elderly, well-off & not, Samoan, Fijian, American, Nigerian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Scottish, English, Australian, and even a few from New Zealand!

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cultural diversity

Tuesday night course at Carey this semester (in addition to Romans on Monday night): Understanding and Interrogating Culture, with Phil Halstead (who also teaches the Intro to Counselling course I recently took).

Fantastic to be in a classroom talking about culture and look around and see (in no particular order!) kiwis, Taiwanese, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Fijians, Samoans, etc. – male and females – young and old.

One of the many, many reasons I love Carey Baptist College.