This past month, we looked at various passages in the New Testament that discuss cultural and ethnic tensions. We’ve mined these stories for insight and have hopefully begun to apply them in a relevant way in 2020. Women Disciples will periodically revisit these conversations because the good work that God is doing in all of us is hardly finished, yet I am grateful this Thanksgiving that God promises to do exactly that—finish that good work. I look to the future, hopeful that we as Women Disciples will take our next faithful step in this journey and see our faith become movement. Below are some of my favorite resources that have helped me, and I hope they will help you on the way.

  • Be the Bridge: Pursing God’s Heart fir Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
  • Hermanas: Deepen Our Identity And Growing Our Influence by Natalia Kohn Rivera, Noemi Vega Quinones, and Kristy Garza Robinson
  • A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
  • Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity by David W. Swanson
  • Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy Khang
Podcasts and Videos
  • Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison
  • Race in America, Part 1 and 2 by Phil Vischer, Holy Post Podcast,
  • Holy Post Podcast, Episode 422 “The Church’s Complicity in Racism with Jemar Tisby”
  • The African American: Many Rivers to Cross, PBS documentary
Instagram Accounts
  • CivilRighteousness: Reconciliation and Restorative Justice through spiritual, cultural, and economic renewal
  • BetheBridge: a racial literacy organization empowering people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation
  • ASistasJourney: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, leader, author, visionary
  • TheAndreHenry: Andre Henry, writer, musician, troublemaker
  • WokeHomeschooling, faith based history curriculum
  • SandraVanOpstal, director of Chasing Justice
  • EJGaines, EJ Gaines, music guy, law guy, Jesus guy
Movement Step: Take stock of the books you read, the podcasts you listen to, the social media accounts you follow. Are you gleaning from a variety of voices? Do they all look and sound like you? Consider diversifying your sources to better reflect the Kingdom of God.