Archives For Racism

 

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An excerpt from
 

Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive: And the Truth that Sets Us Free
Jonathan P. Walton

 
Paperback: IVP Books, 2019
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Followers of Jesus must wrestle with what it means to have an authoritative, distinctly Christian witness in our context—not one rooted in American political power, clout, and relevance driven by talk radio, Christian conferences, and televangelism. All people must be called out of what I call white American folk religion (WAFR).

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In the last month, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Jemar Tisby, and then this week attending a talk he gave at a local university… 

Jemar Tisby is a historian and author of the new book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about The American Church’s Complicity in Racism. [ READ our review ]  As the way forward toward a culture of anti-racism, Tisby suggests the course defined by the acronym ARC: Becoming AWARE; Fostering deep interracial RELATIONSHIPS; and COMMITTING to act against the forces of racism. 

Following Tisby’s rubric, here are some books that will help raise our awareness, and orient us into committed patterns of action:

[ Awareness of the History of Racism ] 
[ Awareness of Black Theology ]
[ White Authors Explain White Privilege ]
[ Vision for Anti-racist Action ]
 
 

Awareness of the History of Racism

 
 

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The Definitive History
of Racist Ideas
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Ibrahim Kendi

 
 
 
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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
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We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 9:
Chapter 9 / Epilogue

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 8:
Chapter 8

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 7:
Chapter 7

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 6:
Chapter 6

 
Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 5:
Chapter 5

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 4:
Chapter 4

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 3:
Chapter 3

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Previous Conversation: Part 2

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A Review of
 

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
Drew Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
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Reviewed by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook
 
 

*** Trouble I’ve Seen is our March Book of the Month
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I was mindlessly surfing the internet when I saw a post in an alternative parenting forum that caught my eye. It had a picture of a woman wearing a loose-fitting sundress and holding her baby up in the air, their noses touching. Under the photo it read, “ALWAYS go with your gut Mamas.” Normally I would pass by this type of post blythely, perhaps nodding in silent agreement as I went on to scan other posts about placenta encapsulation and amber teething necklaces.

But something about that expression made me stop scrolling and pause. Was it the all-caps with no room for-nuance: “ALWAYS?” Was it the word “mamas” – this appeal to an all-knowing mothering community of mostly well-educated, white women?

It bothered me, I realize now, because it is incorrect. To put it plainly, ALWAYS relying on your intuition is just bad advice. It is true in instances of infant sleep (staying up later will not help your baby sleep past 5 AM), and, in a much more serious way, it is true in matters of racism. Following our gut reactions can unknowingly lead us to live racially segregated, racist lives.

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