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BIBLICAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE/ETHNICITY

Framing the Discussions

Preparation for Group Meetings

Supplemental Resources

Black History Resources

Prayer Candles

BLACK HISTORY RESOURCES

Daily Prayer Guide
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Black History Facts

NOTE (The other 3 weeks prayer guides can be viewed by clicking of the small pointers along the two vertical outer margins)

Week One Theme Reformation in Society

 

John 13:34

“A new command I give to you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” NIV

 

Day 1 – Let’s ask the Lord for a just solution to homelessness in our cities. Historical Fact:  John S. Rock becomes the first African American to practice before the US Supreme Court in 1865 

Day 2 – Ask the Lord to give insight to those seeking to develop transformational solutions to address the roots of stubborn community problems. Historical Fact: Biologist Earnest Just becomes the first recipient of the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal – 1915

Day 3 – Ask the Lord for a unified effort involving African American and Anglo churches to address issues of inequity within our communities, and that this might be done in a way that also demonstrates the Love of God. Historical Fact:  John Mercer Langston speaks at Alabama capitol - 1868 

Day 4 – Pray for the Lord to help city/county leadership to work effectively with churches to feed the hungry and to address other key needs in our communities.  Historical Fact:  Rosa Parks civil rights pioneer born - 1913

Day 5 – Pray for just sentencing to shorten prison time in “the 757” and for churches to partner with government to address the prison pipeline.  Historical Fact:  Bob Douglas becomes first African American elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame - 1972

Day 6 – Ask the Lord to raise up followers of Jesus with a vision to serve the Lord in government, business, and the arts to exert godly influence in the culture of our cities. Historical Fact:  Arthur Ashe first African American man to win a singles title at Wimbledon dies - 1993 

Day 7 – Let’s ask the Lord to so transform individuals and our churches that the transformed lives will begin to deeply impact our communities. Historical Fact:  Frederick Douglass and African American delegation see President Andrew Johnson at the White House - 1867

FRAMING
THE DISCUSSIONS

Framing the Conversations: Biblical Justice and 4 Secular Justice Theories

Listening Guide for Framing the Conversations Video

Slide Show for Framing the Conversations Video

Framing the Discussons

Guidelines and Agreement for Group Meetings

Small Group

Questions

PREPARATION FOR GROUP MEETINGS
Preparation for Group Meetings
SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES

TIM KELLER ESSAYS

The Bible and Race

The Sin of Racism

A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory

Justice in the Bible

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

David Platt

Let Justice Roll Like Waters: Racism and Our Need for Repentance

Bruce Ashford

4 Flawed Secular Models for Dealing with Racism

Eric Geiger

3 Thoughts on the Differences Between "Being Biblical" and "Being Political"

Juneteenth

The Tulsa Race Massacre

Emmett Till #1

Emmett Till #2

16th Street Baptist church bombing in Alabama –

4 girls killed

Jim Crow Laws

Tuskegee Experiment

Voting Rights Act

of 1965

The G. I. Bill

and black beneficiaries

Affirmative Action

Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States of America

The 15th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Supplemental Resources
Black History
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