Diverse Ministry

This MLK Day, I had the privilege of attending a service at Boston University where I minister. Though born in Atlanta (my hometown), BU happens to be where Dr. King received his doctoral degree in 1955. BU is proud of their distinguished alumnus and is also proud of their highly diverse student body. In my own short time of ministry there, I have ministered to an African American, an Indonesian, Armenians, whites, Korean Americans, and Chinese. It has been a great opportunity to learn from other cultures and to see how the gospel brings unity in Christ. The vision of diversity and racial reconciliation is not tied to any one man or institution; rather, it is God's vision for the purpose of his redemption and restoration in the world through his Son. Revelation 7:9 speaks of “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” worshiping God at the end of this age. What a privilege that we are able to be a part of God's ministry of reconciliation on college campuses and get a taste of the glory that is to come!

Nathan Dicks, Campus Minister at Boston University
January 20, 2016
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