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Explore more than 20 relevant online classes offered by Calvin University regarding the Christian response to COVID-19 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. 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. A Prayer of Repentance from Racism Element of Worship by Mark Young Element of Worship by Mark Young Topics: Racism , Prayer , Repentance , Sin Source: Global Worship Mark Young offers a litany of repentance from racism. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. A Letter to My Predominantly White Congregation Article by Anna Page Article by Anna Page Topics: Racism , Sin , Peace , Justice Source: Earth and Altar Racism is a sin. Oppression isn't of God. Injustice cannot be allowed to survive. Our entire belief system is predicated on worshipping a loving, liberating, life-giving God who came to Earth to reconcile humanity to himself. 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. Avoiding Racism in Starting New Congregations Article by Damian Emetuche Article by Damian Emetuche Topics: Racism , Culture , Evangelism , Repentance Source: The Christian Reflection Project "How is unacknowledged ethnocentrism manifest in contemporary practices of church planting in the United States?" This article examines the history of racism in the institutions of the church, calling for reexamination and repentance. Naming the Good (and the Evil) Article by Thomas Parker Article by Thomas Parker Topics: Racism , Evil , Good , Temptation Source: Ekklesia Project Thomas Parker reflects on Song of Solomon 2:8-13; James 1:17-27; and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, saying “good and evil are…bound…together.” The Church restarts through naming both (including racism), confession, forgiveness and Communion. Truth Telling and Race in the “United” States Article by Anna MacDonald Article by Anna MacDonald Topics: Racism , Community , Truth , Christ Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on principles of Christian living in Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Anna McDonald applies the command to speak the truth (v. 25) to the need for truth-telling about the church's complicity in racism.

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