Racial Wound… The Long Road In

August 23rd, 2015

      Race Relations—“A Spiritual Starter Kit”— Part 1

   Racial Wound… The Long Road In


“Have a little understanding”


          Proverbs 20:5


          Matthew 7:3-5


          Colossians 3:12



Into the mess… a historical survey


          Joshua 4:9, 21-22


          Matthew 23:35-36


   “There are no accidents… the past is the cause of the present,

     and the present will be the cause of the future.”

                                                                      -- Abraham Lincoln  


          John 4:4-9ff




Out of the mess… grace & mercy


          Romans 3:23-24Sources & further reading…


     History of African American challenges:


The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, by Richard Wormser


Slavery by Another Name… The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, by Douglas A. Blackmon


The Warmth of Other Suns… The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson



     For an exploration of starkly contrasting political

     approaches read both:


Color Blind… The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the

              Retreat From Racial Equity, by Tim Wise


White Guilt… How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, by Shelby Steele



     For a distinctly Christian relational perspective:


Gracism… The Art of Inclusion, by Pastor David Anderson

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