The phrase “you are what you eat” is more than just a statement about physical health. It’s a recognition of the relationship between food and identity. In this sermon, Sera Chung explores the way food intersects with race and class and how the church can learn to “cook” in a way that embraces diversity in the body of Christ.
Sera Chung is an accomplished preacher, speaker, musician, and spokesperson for the values of justice and liberation. She currently serves as the Associate for Gender and Racial Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), where she works to expand and enrich the church’s relationships across racial, cultural, class, gender, and generational lines. Sera’s extensive contribution to intercultural and justice ministries includes her work at Princeton Theological Seminary, where her research on the revitalization of the Asian American Program was incorporated into a five-year institution-wide diversity action plan. Prior to joining the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Sera collaborated with United Nations agencies and faith-based NGOs on human rights issues. Sera also engaged in congregational ministry with two intercultural worshipping communities: United Presbyterian Church and Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras of Plainfield, NJ.