How Many Dead Black Bodies Does it Take to Make Anti-Racism Your New Year’s Resolution?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have never liked New Year’s Resolutions. Not surprisingly, this year has only increased that disdain. Not only because COVID has announced in the UK “new year, new me,” but because this year, I have been resentfully privy to various performative, cringe-inducing, gratitude-pandering, social media testimonies by “woke” Christian, white progressives about how Black death and trauma have led to their white enlightenment and…

Come As You Are 28-day Calendars

Reading Time: 2 minutes This summer, more than 3,000 people from around the world downloaded the “Come As You Are” Journal. I have been overwhelmed by the many kind responses and donations. As a follow-up to the journal, I created two 28-day calendars with daily actions that I believe may align with your anti-racist vision statements. It is important to note that each person’s anti-racism practice will look…

10 Books about Anti-Black Racism that Every Church Library Should Have

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list. Primary Reading: The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby For me, this is one of the most important books on race and the church that I have ever read. Tisby provides a searing and critical historical survey of how the (Evangelical) church has perpetuated racism. I appreciated…