Kingdom Diversity – Striving for Gospel-Centered Unity
Kingdom Diversity at Cedarville University
From academics and athletics to daily chapel and student life, everything at Cedarville is built on biblical truth. And, our commitment to Kingdom diversity is no exception.
With the Word of God as our foundation, we strive to uphold the pattern of diversity that is reflected in the body of Christ. All people — regardless of ethnicity — are uniquely created in God’s image and for His glory. Kingdom diversity is important to us because it is important to God.
To maintain the priority on this initiative, the president has convened a Kingdom Diversity Advisory Council made up of strategic faculty and staff members. The council offers advice on various issues, encourages a biblical understanding of diversity across campus, and supports the growth of a more diverse Christ-centered community.
Recognizing God’s call to reach all people with the Gospel, Cedarville is intentional about sending students out to share Christ with the world.
We have made steady progress in recent years in increasing our students from diverse backgrounds.
Biblical Foundations for Kingdom Diversity
Our approach to Kingdom diversity is based on the Word of God. Diversity is important to Cedarville because it's important to God.
International Student Services (ISS) provides a well-rounded program of services for international and third culture students to help them succeed at Cedarville University.
Dr. Deforia Lane Diversity Scholarship
The Dr. Deforia Lane Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually to select undergraduate students seeking to enhance the Cedarville Community through their personal experience and appreciation for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Rev. James D. Parker Sr. Young Leader Scholarship
With a shared commitment to Christian leadership and the local church, Cedarville’s Office for Intercultural Leadership and the Baptist Fellowship Association (BFA) have coordinated to provide a full-tuition scholarship for an undergraduate student who regularly attends an BFA church.
Civil Rights Bus Tour
The annual Civil Rights Bus Tour allows students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to walk where history was made and heroes were revealed. The journey begins in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthplace and ends at the place he was assassinated.
Created in His Image
Take a minute to listen to Dr. Thomas White's statement on racism and the imago Dei during our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chapel.
Reach out to us for resources or information related to Kingdom diversity.
One Lord, One Salvation, One People — 10/13/2020
Dr. Josh Kira shares four resources that God gives us to deal with racism in a way that the world cannot. Dr. Kira serves as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cedarville University.
Gospel Perspectives on Race, Unity, and Biblical Justice — 10/5/2020
Today's panel discussion on racism is led by Sarah Gump, Digital and Social Media Manager, Dr. Kevin Jones, Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Mark Owens, Assistant Professor of New Testament Theology, and Dr. Josh Kira, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cedarville University.
Prayer for Racial Unity — 8/18/2020
Today's chapel is devoted to prayer for racial unity.
- Gracism: the Art of Inclusion, Anderson, D.
- Letters Across the Divide: Two Friends Explore Racism, Friendship, and Faith, Anderson, D. & Zuercher, B.
- United by Faith: the Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race, DeYoung, C. P., Emerson, M. O., Yancey, G. A., & Kim, K. C.
- Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, Emerson, M. & Smith, C.
- Bloodlines, J. Piper
- One New Man, J. Williams
- For God So Love the World: A Blueprint for Kingdom Diversity, ed. W. Strickland & D. Hartman
- One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love, J. Perkins
- Beyond Racial Gridlock , G. Yancey