Resources on Race & The Church

Resources on Race & The Church

We’ve complied this list so that you can have a place to start (or continue on further) on your journey to listening and exploring race. Please read/listen/watch with others as this journey will take a great deal of discernment. We certainly don’t endorse everything below as our view. Some of things listed below are written in a way that we could not have said it better ourselves. Some of the resources aren’t even written by christians. It’s a list for you to engage with, in no particular order, and we hope is helpful.


Emmanuel Acho: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (9:27)

Race and the Christian An Evening with John Piper and Tim Keller, Moderated by Anthony Bradley (1:15:44)

Grace, Justice, & Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller Q &A (51:32)

Lecrae: Heroes and Villains (18:08 minutes)

Systemic Racism Explained (4:23 minutes)

A Theology of Race – Jemar Tisby (15:35)

Why do we all the look the same? – Alex Jun

Race and the Church: Telling the Truth – Sean Michael Lucas



The Gospel Coalition feature on Race

Walking While Black by Garnette Cadogan



God’s Very Good Idea by Trilla Newbell

Heal us Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church by Alexander Jun, Duke Kwon, Sean Michael Lucas, Scott Sauls & More

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah

Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

White Awake by Daniel Hill

In Pursuit of Gospel Unity: PCA Papers on Racism and Racial Reconciliation (Atlanta: Committee on Discipleship Ministries, 2019)

Richard A. Bailey, Race and Redemption in Puritan New England (New York: OUP, 2014)

Edward Blum and Paul Harvey, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race inAmerica

James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree

David L. Chappell, A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow

Carolyn Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1970

Korie L. Edwards, The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Sean Michael Lucas, Robert Lewis Dabney: A Southern Presbyterian Life

For a Continuing Church: The Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2015).

Peter Slade, Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship