White Privilege

Gracious and gentle and condescending God, God of peace, Father of mercy, God of all comfort; see, I lament before you the evil of my heart; I acknowledge that I am too much disposed to anger, jealousy, and revenge, to ambition and pride, which often give rise to discord and bitter feelings between me and others. Too often in this way I have offended and grieved you, my long suffering Father, as well as my neighbors. Oh! forgive me this sin, and allow me to share in the blessing which you have promised to the peacemakers, who shall be called the children of God.

2000 Years of Prayer, Johann Arndt

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ARTICLES

ARTICLE: Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Penned from a person who grew up extremely poor the author sympathizes with why poor white people react vehemently against the term white privilege, but ultimately comes to the conclusion that white privilege does exist and perhaps why so many poor white people have a problem with the term is because classism is mixed up in the term.

ARTICLE: American Christianity’s White-Supremacy Problem

A thorough history of the church and its complicity with racism and white supremacy doctrine. An excellent starting point to learning about the church and racism working hand in hand. The next step would be to read or watch The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby.

ARTICLE: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

An excerpt from the paper that started it all. Instead of categorically dismissing intersectionality, read the original paper and come to an opinion yourself. We found it to be compelling and a useful exercise to answer the twenty six questions included in the excerpt.

ARTICLE: No racial reconciliation without intersectionality and privilege

Professor Anthony Bradley says white evangelicals have to get comfortable using the terms white privilege and intersectionality to move the conversation beyond platitudes. White people must admit to their privilege not because they need to feel guilty, but to use their privilege for the poor and the oppressed.


BOOKS

BOOK: White Awake

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.


MOVIES


PODCASTS

PODCAST: “After Whiteness” with Dr. Willie Jennings

The reason why many white people become defensive when talking about white privilege is because white people have never had to reckon with whiteness as an identity. Author, professor, and theologian Dr. Willie Jennings says that we have to recognize whiteness and it’s deep roots in American society and the American church before reconciliation can happen. If you are white, this is a difficult, but needed, critique to listen to.

PODCAST: Episode 4: Dr. Eric Mason

Dr. Dharius Daniels talks with Dr. Eric Mason as they define what black lives matter and white privilege mean within the context of the gospel. The information is practical and helpful and calls on Christians to share a distinct voice that is a representative of Biblical justice.


SERMONS

SERMON: White privilege and the Gospel

Does white privilege exist? If it does exist, why is the idea repulsive to so many people? What are we supposed to do about it? Pastor Tim Cain of Kaleo Church (Lakeside, CA) answers those questions and more in a convicting sermon full of wisdom. Cain believes that we must first acknowledge that advantages exist, realize that everything we have is a gift from God, and then steward our privilege for the oppressed.

SERMON: Jesus and Privilege

In a nuanced, informative, and kind sermon, pastor Jon Tyson defines privilege as “when you do nothing and you get something.” Tyson then proceeds to give the history of the modern understanding of privilege saying that most people land on the rights side or the responsibility side on the privilege spectrum. Using Philippians 2:1-11 as his basis he says that Christians need a distinct approach to privilege – a redirection that elevates and benefits those who need help in our society.


SHOWS

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