Human dignity is one the major themes that flows throughout Compassion (&) Conviction. Humans are created in the image of God and that is what Christians should build their framework around for political engagement. Not a political party, not a tribe and not an ideology.
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A fantastic, thorough read penned with humility, nuance and honesty. If you are looking for an extensive resource on your journey towards racial reconciliation or are wondering what that process entails this is the book for you.
In less than 70 pages Chris Marshall, with plenty of scriptural evidence, says that justice is a central theme of the Bible and it is how God relates to the world.
Professor Tim Mackie of Western Seminary narrates a quick sub-6 minute visually appealing video detailing the origin and nuances of justice according to the Bible.
Baylor University professor George Yancey says that the white fragility term has some truths, but there is a better way to engage in dialogue and come up with solutions between people of different colors.
A moving, impassioned sermon by Progressive Baptist Church’s (Chicago, IL) Charlie Dates who says that racism in America is a fundamental theological issue as some people don’t see that humans are unique and are created by God.
A call to the church to get involved in civic matters by bearing witness, preparing for action, supporting and partnering with institutions, focusing on criminal justice elections, engaging with elected officials, advocating for policy change and helping low income churches.
Even though the audio is poor at times, this is one of the best discussions on race we have heard. The participants, who have lived and are living through this seemingly ever changing situation, challenge the listener to educate one’s self, lament and then take action. When you are done make sure to check out part 2.
A raw, openhearted reply by an African American after he is asked how he is doing after seeing another African American man killed at the hands of a cop.
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.