And, yes, I would absolutely say the same thing if someone were selecting only White faces to represent an overwhelmingly, e.g., Japanese synod (God willing).

The Gospel does not destroy nature, but restores it — and the nations are part of God’s good order.


Christians should generally avoid using the words “racism” and “racist”, as they refer primarily to made-up sins (see Luther quote) and are deliberately vague (in this case, a violation of the 8th Commandment).

What is referred to as ‘racist’ is usually just not a sin at all.