Christian Resources on Ethnocentric Oppression in America Today (Racism)

"The Church and Ethnic Harmony" week at The Master's University:

A Biblical Theology of Ethnicity for the Church by PJ Tibayan

Panel Discussion on the Church and Ethnicity (I participate on this with other LA pastor-brothers)

Resources for really understanding the context and discerning the oppression going on today:

Seven Pastors discuss the Race Issue in 2020 in the USA (Video): Understanding Race and Reconciliation – a really helpful panel (16:00 in) that helps you hear the heart of gospel-loving, theologically minded African American pastors share their hearts.

Video: Michael Emerson on Research showing the Facts Displaying the Racialized Society Today (at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

Essay: John Piper on Structural Racism

My sermon on ethnocentric oppression in America Today and our need to follow Jesus:

Panel Conversation: Race, Gospel, and the Local Church (Part 1 | Part 2) with Bobby Scott, Scott Sauls, and P. J. Tibayan by the SOLA Network.

Other resources:

  1. Dever and Leeman 9Marks Pastor’s Talk Part 1 and Part 2

  2. Race Convo between to CHBC elders (transcript here)

  3. Article: George Floyd and Me by Shai Linne

  4. Bearing the Image Identity, the Work of Christ, and the Church (T4G 2008 plenary sermon)

  5. Interview with Thabiti Anyabwile on Race and Black Lives Matter (Sept. 11, 2016)

  6. Panel: A Time to Speak discussing Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and a Conversation on Ethnic Strife Issues with Voddie Baucham, Thabiti Anyabwile, Bryan Loritts, Matt Chandler, and Darrin Patrick moderated by Ed Stetzer

  7. Black and White: Racism in America (discussion on a podcast)

  8. Essay: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  9. 9Marks Journal on Multiethnic Churches and the Race Issue Today

  10. More Christian than Black or White

  11. From the other side (which I think is incorrect): James White goes on for 2 hours on issues with my perspective (and the ones shared at T4G)

  12. Mohler on Social Justice here and here.

  13. Albert Mohler on structural sin and systemic racism (audio and manuscript)

  14. My sermons on Matthew 5.3-10 are also relevant to the debate on "social justice" Matt 5.3-6 | Matt 5.7-10

  15. Also, we confess as a church in our confession of faith: 16. The Christian and Social Order. Recognizing whose created order this is, every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the scriptural principles of righteousness, truth, and love. Christians should be ready to work with all men of good will in any good cause without compromise to Christ. Improvement of society can be permanently helpful only when rooted in the regeneration of individuals. (Ex. 20:3-17; Lev. 6:2-5; Mic. 6:8; Zech. 8:16; Matt. 5:3-16; Luke 4:18-21; 10:27-37; Rom. 12-14; Phil. 1.9; Col. 3:12-4:1; Philem.; James 1:27; 2:8)

  16. T4G Affirmation and Denial 17 (2006): We affirm that God calls his people to display his glory in the reconciliation of the nations within the Church, and that God’s pleasure in this reconciliation is evident in the gathering of believers from every tongue and tribe and people and nation. We acknowledge that the staggering magnitude of injustice against African-Americans in the name of the Gospel presents a special opportunity for displaying the repentance, forgiveness, and restoration promised in the Gospel. We further affirm that evangelical Christianity in America bears a unique responsibility to demonstrate this reconciliation with our African-American brothers and sisters.

    We deny that any Church can accept racial prejudice, discrimination, or division without betraying the Gospel.