Resources to Listen and Learn

Recently, we talked about the importance of listening well so that we can follow in the way of Jesus. We know that to follow Jesus requires loving God and our neighbors, but we cannot love our neighbors if we do not listen to them. We cannot love our neighbors if we are not aware of their pain. We cannot love our neighbors if are not walking in unity with them. Many of our neighbors, especially our black brothers and sisters, are in pain. It is a pain carried for generations, a pain that has been minimized, and a pain that has been suffered many times over through re-traumatization. A pain that as the church of Jesus, we cannot ignore.


We are called to be a people who listen and learn so that we can love well and be the unified church that Jesus prayed for. Below you will find a resource list that will help you further engage in this conversation.  This list is by no means comprehensive, but it is a starting point to help us all to learn about anti-racism and racial restoration and reconciliation. May our learning not end with this list, but move us to real conversations with others and loving action as we seek to be a people who, “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8)



The Color of Comprise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

Woke Church: An Urgent call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric Mason

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence Derald Wing Sue  

Insider Outsider by Bryan Loritts

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Austin Channing Brown

Let Justice Roll Down or One Blood by John Perkins

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to be White by Daniel Hill

United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia J. Newbell

Recent Conversations

Body Language: A Conversation on Race and Restoration In the Body of Christ With Dr. Anita Phillips and Christine Caine

An Open Conversation About Racism, Righteousness and Hope With Dr. Richard Smith, Pastor Geremy Dixon, and Pastor Rod Stafford


Race, Class and The Kingdom of God Study Series by Arrabon


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise


Just Mercy

Galatians 5:14

“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”