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It finally happened. I was teaching a children’s Bible class of 3rd-5th graders, when one of the boys said something like, “I can’t be descended from Adam and Eve, because Adam and Eve were white.” I thanked him for bringing that up and used his comment as an opportunity to address the fact that although Bible story books almost always depict Adam and Eve as Caucasian, the books are simply wrong. I’ve been saying for years, we need to stop illustrating everyone in the Bible as white.

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Welcome to Radically Christian Q&A, the two-minute show where we answer your tough Bible questions with honest Bible answers. This show is brought to you by RadicallyChristian.com and Baker Heights church of Christ. Our question today is, “Why did God create different skin colors?”

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Welcome to Radically Christian Q&A, the two-minute show where we answer your tough Bible questions with honest Bible answers. This show is brought to you by RadicallyChristian.com and Baker Heights church of Christ. Our question today is, “What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?”

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A blog reader recently submitted the question, “Why did God create different skin colors?” I think it is a great question, but my answer may surprise you. My answer is that God didn’t create different skin colors; He simply created the genetic possibility for different skin colors.

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I used to be proud to be an American. Now, the more I think about it, the more I struggle with that concept. My lack of pride doesn’t have anything to do with politics, the state of our Union, or the man in the White House. Now, don’t get me wrong, I mean no disrespect and I assure you that I’m quite thankful to be an American. I’m just not “proud” of it.

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