Race & Relationships
Interracial Friendships and Family Relationships
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Segment #1: Review and Recommended Resources
The news narrative right now can feel toxic. In this episode, we talked about interracial friendships and family relationships. How can we listen well and love those who are hurting? How can we stand for truth, but with gentleness and respect?
With all that has been going on in the world around us regarding race issues, justice, and the Critical Race Theory (CRT) narrative, it was a busy week!. Check out these videos and articles:
Last week’s show with Edwin Ramirez from The Proverbial Life Podcast.
An article written by apologist, Natasha Crain (this post went viral and crashed Natasha’s website (AND she also gives a shout-out to Monique and the Center for Biblical Unity!).
Segment #2: Navigating Race and Relationships
There are two important points to keep in mind:
Educate yourself! Some additional resources for learning more about issues of race and culture from a Biblical perspective include: The Just Thinking Podcast with Virgil Walker and Darrell Harrison. Apologist, Neil Shenvi and Theologian/Pastor/Author, Voddie Baucham.
Seek to hear from the Holy Spirit about your specific situation!
23 Reasons Why It Is Hard to Talk About Race
14 Steps Toward More Peaceful Race Conversations
For anyone in relationship with Jehovah’s Witnesses, check out this video we did with our friend, Cynthia Hampton, an ex-Jehovah Witness.
Segment #3: Tangible Ways to Work Toward Biblical Unity
At the Individual Level:
Be in authentic relationships with people! Start conversations with the people around you, begin to diversify.
Monique spoke with Elizabeth Urbanowicz from Foundation Worldview regarding practical ways to teach children about diversity and Biblical unity.
At the Church Community Level:
Check out Krista’s teaching series regarding Biblical justice.
“Adopt-a-Church”—the idea where large churches come alongside smaller churches (possibly in the inner-city) and together they have a mutual partnership to support each other as the Body of Christ
Support the Judicial System—read the book or watch the movie, “Just Mercy”; research judges in your area to understand sentencing record, laws, etc; lawyers could do pro bono work
Churches could teach classes on business and entrepreneurship and support microfinancing projects
Support a local food pantry, which is a great project to involve kids! Check out our interview with Bryan Crain, COO of the Orange County Rescue Mission.
Interracial Marriage is an important topic that our Biblical worldview supports. Check out Krista’s teaching series:
What is the Center for Biblical Unity? ONE RACE, ONE PEOPLE, ONE SAVIOR. Check out the website, buy a shirt, become a Patron to support the work of Biblical Unity.