Racial Reconciliation

Multiethnic Dallas Clergy Mobilization Meetings

Get on the email list.  Occasionally a group of Dallas clergy led by Pastor Bryan Carter (Concord Missionary Baptist Church) and Jeff Warren (Park Cities Baptist Church) sends an e-newsletter about upcoming meetings and resources.  Email Brian English and ask to be included.

“Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation”

Free 5-week video series w/ discussion guide

  • www.undivided.net – Videos, guides and extras for all five “Undivided” sessions
  • “Beyond Racial Gridlock: A Forum Featuring Dr. George Yancey.” Sociologist George Yancey establishes a common definition for racism and shows how the Church often copies the solutions offered by the rest of the world instead of implementing a biblical model. (At www.undivided.net, click on “Session 1,” then on “Dig Deeper: Beyond Racial Gridlock.”
  • “The Most Segregated Hour in America: Overcoming Divisions to Pursue MLK’s Vision of Racial Harmony.” Presentation by Charlie Dates from the MLK50 Conference in April. (At www.undivided.net, click on “Session 3,” then on “Dig Deeper.”
  • Some helpful books by minority authors:
    • Oneness Embraced by Tony Evans
    • Removing the Stain of Racism from the SBC by Jarvis Williams & Kevin M. Jones
    • Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility by George Yancey
    • United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia Newbell
    • The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors by Thabiti Anyabwile
    • God’s Amazing Grace: Reconciling Four Centuries of African American Marriages and Families, a book by DBA’s own Pastor Terry Turner of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church

Other Resources

ARTICLE: The Church is the Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well, in Christianity Today. “I see glimmers of hope,” Morrison says of the white evangelical climate today. “Even if they don’t get it completely. People are at least trying to lean into the conversation and acknowledge that there is an issue.”

VIDEO SERIES: Racial Justice, from Verge Network. Frank discussions, most 5-15 minutes long, with young leaders about race and the church today.

PODCAST: John M. Perkins on Legacy, from Fuller Seminary’s “Conversing” podcast. “A steadfast leader in the integration of Christian faith and civil rights, Perkins draws on his memories to reflect on the deeper problems behind racism, justice, the redemptive quality of pain and his desire for the church to recover a gospel with “fresh relevance for our days.”

ARTICLE: Racial Divides in Spiritual Practices, by The Barna Group.  “Barna examined the divergent ways in which black and white Christians approach discipleship, individually and collectively, revealing insights that may contribute to the realization of King’s dream of an unsegregated hour of worship.”

Questions? Scott Coleman | 214.319.1164

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