In 2018, The Northwest District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) passed a resolution at their convention that called for a task force to be assembled that would study the district's relationship with communities of color and offer solutions. That study led the task force to create a new toolkit, called "Speaking the Truth in Love," to help congregations respond faithfully and compassionately to those who have been hurt by the sin of racism.
Over the past few months, Rev. Ben Squires created a set of collectible "Justice Learning Cards" featuring Christians who are teaching him, especially in the area of racial justice.
These days, whenever the topic of racism comes up, phrases like "critical race theory" or "cultural marxism" are sure to follow. The following podcast episodes offer helpful overviews of these terms from a Christian perspective and discuss faithful, responsible approaches to racial justice that are rooted in truth, history, and the grace of Christ.
The (Im)partial Church is a hopeful podcast about race, culture, diversity, and the Christian faith. We understand the Church is far from perfect but believe we should strive to serve as an example to the world on how to handle these challenging issues with grace.
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.
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VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator, Phil Vischer, explains why we're still feeling the ripple effects of slavery today.
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Do you believe that your race correlates to your skin tone? Because that wasn’t always the case.
So how did Americans come to believe that race equals certain visible physical characteristics such as skin color and hair? And why is it that certain ethnic groups that were once considered “non-white” became reclassified as “white”? Watch the episode to find out.
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.
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.