Justice, Race, and the Gospel
The gospel is about reconciliation. It brings hope and peace. If we, as a church, are going to be a part of this racial reconciliation, and we must, we need a better understanding of what our non-white brothers and sisters endure on a regular basis. We need to learn how to engage in these conversations and listen.
The resources below were written and created by men and women who love Jesus and His church in order to help others understand some of the deeper hurts experienced by people of color. They provide great insight on how we can give voice to hurting and marginalized people for the sake of the gospel and God's glory.
While we believe these resources are helpful tools in helping us engage in these important conversations, the beliefs expressed in this resources belong solely to each respective author and not Vertical Church.
- Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice, Eric Mason
- Free at Last? The Gospel in the African American Experience, Carl F. Ellis Jr.
- Five Children's Books on Racism and the Gospel
- We Need to be Uncomfortable, Phillip Holmes
- The Gospel and the Pursuit of Justice in Your City, various authors
- The Sorrows of Minneappolis: A Prayer for our City, John Piper
- Racial Tensions in America: The Church's Response Matters, John C. Richards Jr.
- How to Grieve Racial Violence in Lament, Mark Vroegop
- Pro ALL Life: Why I Protest and Encourage You to Do So Too, Ed Stetzer
- American Racism: We've Got So Very Far to Go, David French
- How Should the Church Confront Social Injustice? Thabiti Anyabwile
- A Prayer for Racial Reconciliation, Mark Vroegop