Discussion On Race - Resource List

Hello Church! 

 

As we at ABC continue to have honest conversations about race and how the gospel calls us to join in the work of bringing the kingdom of Christ to earth, I want to equip you with resources. I want to encourage you to use these resources in a humble posture. I ask you to consider the work of learning, of recognizing our personal biases, and of lamenting our sin as a path toward healing and toward the heart of Christ. Resources listed below:

 

Organizations:

 

The Be the Bridge Organization - Whiteness 101: Foundational Principles Every White Bridge Builder Needs to Understand

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558850fde4b0892e071e7960/t/5a7b4ea9e2c483ccb42b9a73/1518030506168/BetheBridge.pdf

 

 

Books:

 

The Color of Compromise – Jemar Tisby

https://www.amazon.com/Color-Compromise-American-Churchs-Complicity/dp/0310113601/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=color+of+compromise&qid=1591822025&sr=8-1

 

Oneness Embraced – Tony Evans

https://www.amazon.com/Oneness-Embraced-Reconciliation-Stronger-Together/dp/0802412661/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Oneness+Embraced&qid=1591822155&sr=8-1

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Mercy-Story-Justice-Redemption/dp/081298496X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=just+Mercy&qid=1591822184&sr=8-2

 

Divided By Faith – Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson

https://www.amazon.com/Divided-Faith-Evangelical-Religion-Problem/dp/0195147073/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CN2UB4DB1FDH&dchild=1&keywords=divided+by+faith&qid=1591822246&sprefix=Divided+%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-1

 

 

Videos:

 

Grace, Justice, and Mercy – An evening with Bryan Stevenson and Tim Keller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32CHZiVFmB4

 

 

I do not ask you to leave the gospel behind as we learn together where the church has historically failed to truly love our neighbor. On the contrary, I ask you to adorn the gospel with care and compassion for fellow image bearers who have had different experiences than our own in our country and in our church. You are loved, church!

 

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Colby Mouchette