Welcome from the Director: A Global Vision with a Local Focus
The Edmiston Center offers the opportunity to learn about Christianity from its longstanding historical perspective as a distinct cultural minority. The Center was born from conversations between urban, rural, and global Christian leaders who find much in common from their position on the margins of their societies.
On one hand, there’s great commonality in that whether we are Latino or African American, Iranian or German, Chinese or Egyptian, we share the same great Biblical story spanning Genesis to Revelation – that God created, keeps, and will gather a people for himself. We share the same promise that no matter what cultural trials we may face, God will empower us to endure.
In this, there’s a deep bond.
On the other hand, there’s great creativity and diversity in how each community practically lives its endurance. These differences are often determined by a community's historical, cultural, and political context.
In this, there’s much wisdom to be shared.
Our goal is to form students who understand there's power in powerlessness, and strength and wisdom on the margins. As you explore our resources, work, and opportunities, I hope you'll find renewed strength to endure.