Race & Reconciliation

We want to provide helpful resources to help equip us to have healthy conversations with one another, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about race and reconciliation. We recognize that some may be on opposite spectrum regarding race and reconciliation, we believe it is important for us all to humble our hearts, educate our minds, open our ears and represent Christ in our words and actions. Below will be an ever growing list of resources to help equip you for these conversations. 

  • Race & Reconciliation video series - hinson baptist church

    Hinson Baptist Church and Trinity Church of Portland created a six-part video series centered on how the church should address the racial divide in our world right now.

  • The Color of Compromise by Jemar tisby

    Jemar Tisby has a MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary, is pursuing his PhD in history at the University of Mississippi with a focus on race, religion and social movements in the 20th century, and is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. 

    His book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism, walks us through a historical narrative that we either don't know or choose to ignore. It's difficult to read as it shares how the American church has contributed to the creation of racist ideas and practices.  Tisby isn't trying to shame or blame white evangelicals, but provides an opportunity to educate and share ideas on how we can help improve race relations. 

    "If peace has been achieved between God and human beings, surely we can have peace between people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds." Jemar Tisby

    We hope you take the time to read his book or watch his video series. It is quite enlightening.