"For Christians who take I Peter seriously, the line on the application that asks for race ought to be filled in 'Christian.'"
From David L. Bartlett, professor at Yale Divinity School, in his commentary on the First Epistle of Peter for the New Interpreter's Bible. I ran across it in preparation for preaching this Sunday on the text that includes, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were no people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy. " (I Peter 2:9-10)