Episode 8 of By the Waters of Babylon Podcast: Diversity and Unity in the Body of Christ
There is a lot of discussion about diversity and identity today, both in the wider culture and among Christians. Unfortunately, such discussions often are not informed by Scripture, even among Christians. Secularist theories and ideologies plague discourse about these subject in ways many Christians don’t even recognize.
Any discussion of diversity and identity, however, must be informed by Scripture, and there is perhaps a no better passage on these subjects than 1 Corinthians 12. In today’s episode, I examine what Paul has to say about Christian identity, spiritual unity, and the benefits of functional diversity within the Body of Christ.
I also recommend a wonderful narrative hymn about Christ’s passion week, “My Song Is Love Unknown” by Samuel Crossman.
I pray this episode will be edifying for you!
About Scott Aniol
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.