Good stuff from both of you, Ryan and Jimmy! Maybe my perspective is a generational thing, and you younger folks have transcended monolithic cultures of origin. Or maybe it's a generational thing, and you younger folks simply have a different experience and understanding of intimacy, given all the influences of information and communication technology on your relationships. Or maybe mixed race people simply miss out on both the good and the bad consequences of a culture of origin. Or maybe I'm just wrong.
Bart Campolo is a veteran urban minister and activist who speaks, writes, and blogs about grace, faith, loving relationships, and social justice. Bart is the leader of The Walnut Hills Fellowship in inner-city Cincinnati. He is also founder of Mission Year, which recruits committed young adults to live and work among the poor in inner-city neighborhoods across the U.S., and executive director of EAPE, which develops and supports innovative, cost-effective mission projects around the world.