Race and The Church


We have been confronted again with the reality that anti-black racism is an issue that we must all face together. God longs for us to have a heart like his and embrace justice (Micah 6:8). Hope Bible Church is committed to an ongoing dialogue around racial discrimination. We understand that one of the biggest challenges for many of us is a lack of awareness. So, we want to encourage you this summer to become more informed. The Hope Institute has put together a list of resources that will help you understand the historical issue of anti-black racism. While many of the resources are American in focus there is much to learn in the resources below that can inform the Canadian church and its needed discussions around race today.


Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Video Series on Right Now Media)

Phil Vischer, Holy Post: Race in America 

Hope Bible Church, Truth and Troubled Times (Special Edition): Panel Discussion on Race and Justice

Great Commission Collective, GCC - Crucial Conversations - Justice, Race and the Gospel 

Jon Kelly,  Lamenting the Pain of Blackness

Charlie Dates,  I Can’t Breathe 

Voddie Baucham, Racial Reconciliation



Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise - The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism 

Bryan Loritts, Right Color Wrong Culture

Tony Evans, Oneness Embraced  

John M. Perkins, One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love

John Piper, Bloodlines


Other Titles for Consideration:

Latasha Morrison, Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation

Carl Ellis Jr., Free at Last? The Gospel in the African American Experience 

Eric Mason, Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice

Walter Strickland and Dayton Harmon, For God so Loved the World: A Blueprint for Kingdom Diversity,


Timothy Keller, The Bible and Race  

Timothy Keller, The Sin of Racism

Shai Linne, George Floyd and Me 

Thabiti Anyabwale, Many Ethnicities, One Race




Uncommontary Podcast: Kathryn Freeman, Truett Seminary student, and Barnabas Piper, author (and son of John)

The Briefing: Thursday June 18, 2020: Black Lives Matter

The Briefing: Wednesday, June 24, 2020: What is Systemic Racism?