Check back regularly for new resources to inspire and equip
your racial justice work as a member of a church community.
Rev. Chris Paavola (LCMS) reveals how church closings reveal helpful info about how we can start to heal racial divides in our congregations and communities.
Jemar Tisby provides a unique survey of American Christianity's racial past, revealing the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have worked against racial justice. THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE VIDEO STUDY provides an in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people.
A TIME FOR BURNING is the Oscar-Nominated movie about a Lutheran church
wrestling with race relations during the height of the civil rights movement.
Organize a group of friends to watch the movie and use this guide to lead a
discussion about what the 1960s have to tell us about racial justice today.
Post any insights, plans for action, or your discussion group's pic on social media with the hashtag: #LRJTalks
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PART 3 (35min)
Rev. Paul Schult of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Redwood City, CA (LCMS) shares what Scripture and Lutheran doctrine have to teach us about racial justice and reconciliation. We recommend watching the entire three-part sermon series, but this final sermon highlights the Biblical urgency to act now.
JUNE 3, 2020 (50min)
Rev. Gerard Bolling of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO (LCMS) digs into Micah 6:8 to explore what Scripture has to reveal to us about #BlackLivesMatter.