Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. This week we are finishing up our discussion with Claudia M. Allen, Online Content Manager for Message Magazine. Last week we discussed the importance of African-American literature and the ways that it can improve upon race illiteracy in America and in the church. This week we are exploring ways that the church can improve cultural education in a way that equips members to intellectually engage with a variety of different cultural lenses and sociological perspectives, which can improve our cross-cultural relationships and engagement. I’m starting this episode by finishing up the tail end of our previous talk and diving into a discussion about diversity of thought. We want to thank the Adventist Learning Community for making this program possible. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube, be sure to find us at the handle @adventnext. You can follow our guest today Claudia M. Allen at the handle @camaal365 I’m your host Kendra Arsenault and this is Advent Next.