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Explore more than 20 relevant online classes offered by Calvin University regarding the Christian response to COVID-19 The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism Article by Courtney E. Martin Article by Courtney E. Martin Topics: Racism , Shame Source: On Being Shame and defensiveness about racism are not the path to change. A columnist extends a challenge: to face the reality of deeply embedded racism directly, and to resolve to change the prejudices that remain. Taking Responsibility for Racism Article by Drew G. I. Hart Article by Drew G. I. Hart Topics: Racism , Race , Liberation theology , Slavery Source: Faith and Leadership An interview with Drew G. I. Hart about addressing racism in and through the Church. Christians need to adopt a more complex understanding of how race shapes our communities, and we need to "recover" Jesus. Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism Book Quote by William H. Willimon Book Quote by William H. Willimon Topics: Racism , Sin , Preaching , Injustice Source: Day1 In an excerpt from his book "Who Lynched Willie Earle," William Willimon shares the importance of continual preaching on the sin of racism. How the Pandemic Helped Churches for Addressing Racism Article by Rebekah Simon-Peter Article by Rebekah Simon-Peter Topics: Racism , Church Source: Ministry Matters Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the church pivoted quickly to be able to serve people in a new way. Rebekah Simon-Peter says that same pivoting can help the church face the pandemic of racism. The Credibility of the [Monocultural] Church on Racism Article by Mark DeYmaz Article by Mark DeYmaz Topics: Racism , Church , Cultures , Reconciliation Source: Global Worship The American Church has virtually no credibility in the eyes of society when it comes addressing racism. Deep reconciliation must take place. Mark DeYmaz believes God may use race to heal the church. Can the Church Reckon with Racism? Article by Mark Lockard Article by Mark Lockard Topics: Racism , Church , Oppression , Power Source: Ministry Matters In order to eradicate racism the Christian community must become proactive and provocative. As Jesus discomforts us with truths about the nature of power, we must discomfort our culture about privilege and racial oppression. Sin, Racism, and Privilege Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Racism , Sin , Persons Source: The Twelve Total depravity can make humans feel like worms, but somehow it always worms its way out of conversations around racism. Frequently we dismiss that theological grounding to a conversation which continues to dominate politics. The Church and Racism Audio/Video by Christena Cleveland Audio/Video by Christena Cleveland Topics: Racism , Church , Video Source: The Work of the People In this video, Christena Cleveland shares her experience of racism in the church in order to help the church unify and become one. The Many Things I Do Not Know about Racism Article by Brett Younger Article by Brett Younger Topics: Racism , Church Source: Day1 Are you breathing the air of racism? Brett Younger reflects on the issue of racism and the church community, drawing on his own experience as a white man in an African congregation. The Real Answer to Racism Sermon Illustration by Anthony Evans Sermon Illustration by Anthony Evans Topics: Racism , Sin , Theology , Illustration Source: Preaching Today "Racism isn't a bad habit; it's not a mistake; it's a sin. The answer is not sociology; it's theology." A quotation from Anthony Evans, suggested as an illustration for Luke 9:43 and Acts 11:3. Racism is a Sickness of the Soul. Can Jesuit Spirituality Help Us Heal? Audio/Video by Bryan N. Massingale Audio/Video by Bryan N. Massingale Topics: Racism , Healing , Justice , Social class Source: America: The Jesuit Review Having an honest, adult conversation about race, people might need to feel uncomfortable—embarrassed, ashamed, fearful, angry, overwhelmed, helpless and/or paralyzed—because there are few issues that grip and affect us emotionally more than the issue of race. Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit Article by Laura Smit Topics: Ash Wednesday Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. The Sin of Structural Racism from White Christians Audio/Video by Erin Dufault-Hunter Audio/Video by Erin Dufault-Hunter Topics: Racism , Justice , Sin , Repentance Source: Fuller Studio Explaining that white Christians need to imitate Nehemiah in repenting for their racial sin, Erin Dufault-Hunter discusses the injustices of "structural racism" and the "bodies of those who suffer" its effects. Dufault-Hunter encourages prayer and action. Racism Makes a Criminal Justice System Reform Impossible Audio/Video by Ellen K. Boegel Audio/Video by Ellen K. Boegel Topics: Racism , Justice , Law , Crime Source: America: The Jesuit Review The intransigence of racial discrimination and the effects of white privilege in our criminal justice system mirrors its ubiquitousness in U.S. society, but we can make progress in exposing and rooting out overt and subconscious discrimination. Responding to Racism Practical How-To by Bruce Reyes-Chow Practical How-To by Bruce Reyes-Chow Topics: Racism , Oppression , Conversation , Social Justice Source: Day1 In this article, Bruce Reyes-Chow responds to a letter by offering suggestions on how to respectfully engage in the issue of racism. Burned in Solidarity Sermon Illustration by Isaac S. Villegas Sermon Illustration by Isaac S. Villegas Topics: Racism , Repentance Source: The Christian Century Isaac Villegas reflects on racism and Charles Moore's solidarity with African Americans. Repentance involves “sharing in God’s suffering in the worldly life. It is allowing oneself to be pulled into walking the path that Jesus walks.” Ferguson & the Social Sin of Racism Article by Luke Hill Article by Luke Hill Topics: Racism , Sin , Sin, evil , Society Source: Commonweal Focusing on the racism associated with Ferguson, Missouri, this article by Luke Hill discusses Roman Catholic positions both on the existence of "social sin" and the problem of racism. Ongoing Battle with Racism Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg Topics: Racism , Slavery , Sin, evil , Divisions Source: Preaching Today John Ortberg names our sin of racism, laments the slow progress of our nation in facing and fighting our sin of racism, and wonders about how God would respond, and how the church would respond. Race: Its Origin, Failure and Alternative Article by Dave Unander Article by Dave Unander Topics: Racism , History , Christian , Race Source: Biologos A Christian geneticist reflects on a lifetime journey to understand the origin and challenges of racism. Prayers for Peace against Racism Article Article Topics: Racism , Family , Prayer , Reconciliation Source: Global Worship Global Christian Worship compiles a list and excerpts of prayers, books, and article excerpts on the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement and racial reconciliation.

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