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…

Not Everything Will Heal Quickly

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Not everything will heal quickly,” A few weeks ago, I had just finished telling my therapist about grieving in the age of Trump, and how grief has impacted my own journey as I continue to lean into my own racial consciousness (and in turn, lean out of harmful relationships), when she said these words (among others) to me. Not everything will heal quickly. What…

Anti-Racism & The Church: 3 Tips For Beginners

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Why is racism not declared incompatible with Christian teaching? How does it exist within the gospel of Jesus Christ?” Bishop Sally Dyck A few weeks ago, I passed around a survey on social media entitled: Anti-Racism in the Church. It was a short survey with seven questions that inquired about denomination, church location, and whether the individual believed the church they attended was antiracist…