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Tullian Tchividjian Christian Blog and Commentary

Beyond Typecasting

  • Tullian Tchividjian
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  • 2008 Dec 27
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I was thinking this morning about how we tend to think of one another in terms of categories: he’s rich, she’s poor; she’s pretty, he’s ugly; she’s smart, he’s dumb; he’s black, she’s white. We typecast people. That’s how we know how to deal with them. We respond one way to someone if they’re rich and another way to someone if they’re poor. We approach different people according to the socio-economic, cultural, or racial category we’ve placed them in. Of course, this dehumanizes people as it fails to grasp that all of us are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

This is why I love the story of Jesus calming the storm in Matthew 8:27. After this miraculous event, his amazed disciples say to one another, “What manner of man is this that even the wind and sea obey him?” They had no category for Jesus. He was beyond typecasting. He transcends every barrier that separates us from one another—and he intends for his body, the church, to follow suit.

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