Helpful Resources in a Time of Racial Turmoil


Below is a list of recommended resources to help our church grow in our own knowledge and understanding of the racial injustices in America. We encourage you to explore the content below prayerfully and with an open heart and mind.

These resources come from a variety of people and sources. All of the thoughts and opinions shared through the list below are that of the authors and speakers. Vox Church does not endorse any one person’s views or opinions, but rather shares these so we can begin to engage with a variety of content and enter into deeper conversations with one another.


CONVERSATIONS/SERMONS

  1. Grace, Justice, & Mercy with Bryan Stevenson & Tim Keller: YouTube Video

  2. Body Language: A Conversation on Race + Restoration in the body of Christ with Dr. Anita Phillips & Christine Caine: YouTube Video

  3. T.D. Jakes presents “The Church & Race”: YouTube Video

  4. A Beautiful Diversity (2018): Apple Podcast

  5. The Color of Hope :: Prejudice - Find Your Yet (2019): Apple Podcast

  6. The Color of Hope :: Diversity - True Colors (2019): Apple Podcast

BOOKS

  1. The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson

  2. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  3. Strength to Love by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  4. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion & The Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson & Christian Smith

  5. Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins

  6. Be The Bridge by Latasha Morrison

  7. Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Timesh by Soong Chan-Ra

  8. Woke Church by Eric Mason

  9. One Blood by John Perkins

  10. Beyond Color Blind by Sarah Shin

FAMILY FRIENDLY RESOURCES

  1. Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism: Parent Cue Article

  2. Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Racial Reconciliation: Gospel Coalition Article

  3. Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality: Parent Cue Article

  4. We Need to Be Uncomfortable: Gospel Coalition Article

  5. Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids: Parent Cue Podcast