A technical, dense read that covers many common points of contention Christians have with the Black Lives Matter movement. Instead of rejecting the Black Lives Matter movement Christians should take the opportunity to reflect and engage with nuance in the movement.
A straight forward walk-through on America and its institutions that were founded on racism. If you just want the data without personal stories, this is perfect.
In part 1 and clocking in at just under 18 minutes VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer discusses some of the systems that were put in place by the American government to harm the black community. In part 2 Vischer answers the four questions he was asked the most. Accessible, easy to follow and highly recommended.
Dr. John Perkins says that the church has fundamentally got it wrong and that we must repent of our sins – pride, greed – and that our only hope is in Jesus and a multi ethnic church. Audio volume is a little lower than normal, so make sure to turn it up
Rapper and Del Ray Baptist (Alexandria, VA) pastor Shai Linne makes a passionate case for ethnic unity based on Biblical principles centered on the gospel along with grace, unity, patience, humility and bearing with one another in love. One of our favorite resources.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson reads from author James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House over video clips and pictures from the sixties. Baldwin’s criticism of white America hits right to the core – especially for the white church. Presented in the vein of a Ken Burns documentary. Though most of the footage is over 50 years old, it could have come out of today’s headlines. If you are watching on Amazon Prime, pause the movie and use the x-ray feature to learn about the lesser known historical figures. Note that there are graphic images.
A continuing series with Fox Sports analyst Emmanuel Acho who answers hard to ask questions people, specifically white people, have about growing up black in America, systemic racism and much more. Each week he brings on a new guest. If you have a question that you are afraid of or uncomfortable asking – then check out his episodes for the answer. Engaging and highly recommended.
Beaverton FourSquare (Beaverton, OR) pastor Brad Williams gives parallels to what the early church in Acts 6 experienced to what the current church is going through. The Bible has the answers if we are willing to see them.
Phil Vischer, Skye Jethani and Christian Taylor talk about a presentation Phil and his brother Rob Vischer put together that details the ways in which government policies from the past affect Black Americans today.
A visceral, sobering history of the systemic, calculated oppression of Black Americans in the United States. This should be required viewing in High School American History classes. Note that there are graphic images and language.