MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE GUIDE


We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and the first priority for guiding the lives and practice of people. While many of the listed resources have Christian authors and present race-related topics from a Christian perspective, none of them should be viewed as equal to or above scripture. These resources are intended to be studied in harmony with the Word of God with input from the Body of Christ to determine practical life application.

VISION FOR THIS RESOURCE

Antioch Community Church is called by God to be a multicultural congregation. This means we desire the various races of people who attend the church to develop and maintain healthy cross-cultural relationships. This is a challenging goal in a society that is highly polarized along political, socioeconomic and racial lines. However, a churchwide educational process can allow various groups of people in the church to understand, have compassion for and develop community cross-culturally. The resources in this guide are intended to help each member of the congregation gain a greater understanding of a race or culture different from their own. Every idea in every non-Antioch resource is not endorsed by the church but is simply provided to give insight and understanding to individuals with differing perspectives.

ANTIOCH WACO RESOURCES ON RACE RELATIONS:

• Antioch Movement Position Paper – Race and the Glory of God, May 2020

• Sermon by Clarence Hill – Without a King: Race and the Glory of God, Oct 2020

• Sermon by Vincent Carpenter – God’s Heart for Relationships, Part 2, May 2020

• Antioch Waco Discipleship School Teaching Video by Vincent Carpenter – Race and the Bible, April 2020

• Sermon by Carl Gulley – All Peoples, Part 1, June 2019

• Sermon by Carl Gulley – All Peoples, Part 2, June 2019

• Sermon by Carl Gulley – The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., January 2019

• Sermon by Vincent Carpenter – Come Together/Encounter, January 2019

• Sermon by Jimmy Seibert – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 1, 2017

• Sermon by Vincent Carpenter – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 2, 2017

• Sermon by Susan Peters – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 3, 2017

• Sermon by Vincent Carpenter – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 4, 2017

BODY OF CHRIST SERMONS AND TEACHINGS ON RACE:

• Tony Evans – A Biblical Response On Race

• Miles McPhearson – The Third Option

•Carl Lentz & TD Jakes –  A Discussion on Racism

• Brenda Salter McNeil – Journey to Reconciliation and Racial Healing

Part One

Part Two

• Christine Caine & Dr. Anita Phillips – Body Language: A Conversation on Race and Restoration

• Brian Loritz – Right Color: Wrong Culture: Pursuing Multi-Ethnic Cultural Engagement

• Acts 29 Panel Discussion – Understanding Race and Reconciliation in the USA

• Sandals Church – A Real Conversation About Race and the Church

• The Front Porch – Conversations about biblical faithfulness in African-American churches and beyond

• ERLC Leadership Summit – White Guilt, Black Church and The Gospel

• Sarah Jakes Roberts & Christine Caine – Navigating Race & Friendship

BOOKS:

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tibsy (conservative)

“The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.”

Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison (conservative)

“In this perspective-shifting book, founder Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration.”

So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo (progressive)

“In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.”

White Awake by Daniel Hill (conservative)

“In this compelling and timely book, Hill shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It’s crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity. This book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.”

Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion by Darrow Miller (conservative)

“In an era where the doing of ‘justice’ is more and more popular, the challenge for the church is now less about the activity of doing social justice and more about doing it well and doing it in the name of Jesus. Rethinking Social Justice is an important addition to the conversation about the effective definition and practice of social justice for the church.”

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter McNeil (conservative)

“Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our ability to witness to and serve seekers. Why won’t this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons–prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation.”

The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass (progressive)

“Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.”

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (progressive)

“Stevenson’s story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society–the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice.”

Revealing Whiteness by Shannon Sullivan (progressive)

“Revealing Whiteness explores how white privilege operates as an unseen, invisible, and unquestioned norm in society today. In this personal and self-searching book, Shannon interrogates her own whiteness and how being white has affected her. By looking closely at the subtleties of white domination, she issues a call for other white people to own up to their unspoken privilege and confront environments that condone or perpetuate it.”

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible by Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner

ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us by Dorena Williamson

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell

Love Made: A Story of God’s Overflowing, Creative Heart by Quina Aragon

FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES:

• Just Mercy

• Hidden Figures

• The Help

• Selma

• Freedom Writers

• Created Equal: Clarence Thomas

PODCASTS:

Be the Bridge

What About Us? Epicenter Church LA

• Dear White Women

Episode 7: Implicit Bias

Episode 8: Micro- Aggression

Lift Every Voice

For The Love: Doing Nothing is No Longer and Option (season 25)

VIDEOS:

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Series

Life of Privilege Explained in $100 Race

Systemic Racism Explained

Paying Privilege Forward

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis

SELF REFLECTION TOOL:

IF Gathering Table: Pursuing Racial Reconciliation

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Reconciliation Devotional by Kristin Pulipati

 

Special thanks to Tori Blonder for doing the research and compilation necessary to make this document possible. Thank you for all of your support and effort to make this project a reality.