'racism' Tagged Posts

'racism' Tagged Posts

12 Racial Justice Resources We Recommend

This past fall we worked through the Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God study series as a church. For those who aren’t familiar with it, we highly recommend it for your church. But now since that class is over, we want to keep on learning. Racial reconciliation is just too important to let slide. That’s why our Elders have come up with a list of 12 resources that are especially helpful. John, Mark, and Jonathan have each shared four…

CCCC Position Paper on Racial Reconciliation

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we want to share with you our denomination’s position paper on racial reconciliation (link to pdf). While this document is not a comprehensive paper addressing every issue, it is a way to continue discussing how to address racism and work towards multiethnic reconciliation.  In Christ, your Elders RACIAL RECONCILIATION Preamble “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people…

A Conversation with Friends – Systemic Racism & Becoming a White Ally

In June I preached a sermon entitled “A Posture of Listening” (all links below) where I shared how the Lord was teaching me to try and listen and learn more about the issue of racism and racial justice. With this I sensed the Lord might be leading me to reach out to three of my Ockenga friends, Cyntoria, Monica, and Devon, to talk further about this topic. All three love the Lord and care deeply for the church. Cyntoria serves…

Esther Discussion Guide/Questions

Thanks for checking out our college group’s discussion guide of the book of Esther. I hope this helps you study and reflect on the book as we prepare to discuss it together. Here are some helpful resources for studying the book of Esther (PDF download at bottom of page): The Bible Project: Esther Video & Discussion Guide For Such a Time as This article by Bethany Jenkins Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God article by Bethany Jenkins  How to…

The Gospel & Social Justice – Where to begin?

Dear Church Family,  Many of us are wrestling with how to respond to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and our current cultural moment. We don’t know what to do about it, or even where to begin. Your elders, Mark, John, and I have all listened to a sermon called “The Gospel & Social Justice” by Pastor Tom Sparling of The Journey Community Church in Worcester. If you are able, would you listen to it? His sermon starts at about…

The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Antisemitism

Dear Church, with the recent violence committed against the Jewish community we the Elders believe we should all become more informed about antisemitism and how we can both stand against this racism and stand with the people hurt by it. Please read this article by Joe Carter, originally posted at The Gospel Coalition: The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Antisemitism. – The Cornerstone Board of Elders