In Revelation 7, the apostle John is shown a vision of "a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language," joined together in the worship of God. As followers of Jesus, our faith compels us to seek and pray for and live out that vision of the kingdom of God here on earth, through the diversity of our own community and in the context of our city and our world.
We have gathered a few resources here to help us in our conversations and on the journey. Thanks to our friends at Quest Church in Seattle for laying the groundwork.
Sermon Series: A Call to Racial Reconciliation
- Matthew Watson. "Why Race Matters to God." August 23, 2015.
- Asa Briggs, Lisa Rodriguez Watson, Justin Fung, Chris LaTondresse, Beverly Lwenya. "Why Race Matters to Me." August 30, 2015 (CH).
- Asa Briggs, Lisa Rodriguez Watson, Beverly Lwenya, Karen Lee. "Why Race Matters to Me." August 30, 2015 (ES).
- Aaron Graham. "Why Race Matters to Us." September 6, 2015 (CH).
- Thabiti Anyabwile. "Why Race Matters to Us." September 6, 2015 (ES).
Discussion Guide: "Race and the Bible: A Small Group Study for The District Church."
- Fuller Theological Seminary. "Reconciling Race." Fuller Magazine, Issue 4, 2015.
- Leonce Crump, III. "It's Time to Listen: Will White Evangelicals Ever Acknowledge Systematic Injustice?" Christianity Today. 21 August 2014.
- Jenee Desmond-Harris. "How Not to Panic When Your Toddler Sounds a Little Racist." 26 February 2014.
- Nadia Kim. "Asian Americans' Experience of 'Race' & Racism." Handbooks of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations. Springer US. 2007.
- Peggy McIntosh. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." 1989.
- Michael Omi and Howard Winant, eds. Racial Formation in the United States, Second Edition, 1994, 3-13.
- Sojourners. "How #BlackLivesMatter Changed My Theology" series. 2015.
- Ed Stetzer. “A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?” Christianity Today. 24 November 2014.
- Beverly Daniel Tatum. “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Basic Books; 5th Anniversary revised edition, 2003.
- Townsend et al. “Being Mixed: Who Claims a Biracial Identity.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Vol. 18-1, 2012, 91-96.
ON FIRST NATIONS/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE…
ON LATINO/A & CHICANA IDENTITIES…
ON MIXED IDENTITY…
ON BLACK IDENTITY…
ON WHITE IDENTITY…
ON ASIAN-AMERICAN IDENTITY…
OTHER GOOD READS…
Resources for Parents
Having conversations about faith and race is important in the discipleship and formation of our children too. Even with this as a value, it can be hard to find resources and materials that represent a variety of stories. Quest Church's Children & Family Ministry took time to compile a list (although certainly not exhaustive) of resources for parents to use as they engage in this important conversation with their children.
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