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United for Philly | Prayers for Healing and Unity (47:18)

The Dream Clock | A Path to a New Tomorrow (1:19:41)

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Emmanuel Acho (9:27)


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man | Part 2 with Matthew McConaughey (12:58)


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man | Part 3 with Chip & Joanna Gaines + kids (9:55)

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CHURCH HISTORY AND THEOLOGY

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Michael Emerson and Christian Smith)


Color of Compromise (Jemar Tisby)


The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church At Its Best

(Irwyn L. Ince Jr.)


Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront

Racism and Injustice (Eric Mason)
 

All Are Welcome: Toward A Multi-Everything Church

(Leon Brown, Irwyn Ince, Russ Whitfield, et al)
 

The Next Evangelicalism (Soong-Chan Rah)

BOOKS

Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation (Ed Silvoso)

The Practitioner's Guide: Building City Gospel Movements (Tom White)

To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City (Eric Swanson and Sam Williams)

Place Matters: The Church for the Community (Coz Crosscombe and Bill Krispin)

 

Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation

(Mark Vroegop)


Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church (Doug Serven, Russ Whitfield,  Irwyn Ince, Duke Kwon, et al)


Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just (Tim Keller)


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Bryan Stevenson)


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

(Isabel Wilkerson)

FOR CHILDREN

God’s Very Good Idea (Trillia Newbell)


God Made Me AND You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity

(Shai Linne)

ARTICLES AND BLOGPOSTS

Letter From Birmingham Jail (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)


PCA Position Paper on Racism & Racial Reconciliation (2018)


Resources to Process Killings Like Ahmaud Arbery’s (Isaac Adams)


“Is Black Lives Matter the new Civil Rights Movement”

(Mika Edmondson – The Gospel Coalition)


“Asian American Complicity in Racism” (Larry Lin – Reformed Margins)


“An Asian American Guide to Dismantling Anti-Blackness”

(Jane Kim – Asian American Christian Collaborative)


“Reflections while Attending a Protest March for George Floyd”

(Gene K. Joo – SOLA Network)


“Reflections from a Christian scholar on Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Biblical Ethics” (Kelly Hamren)

MEDIA

Just Mercy (Film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton)


Eyes On the Prize (Documentary film by Blackside)


Latino Americans (Documentary film)


Asian Americans (Documentary film)


Grace, Justice and Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson and Tim Keller


Racism and Corporate Evil: A White Guy’s Perspective – Tim Keller

 
 

COVID-19 Resources

When our world is shaken, it’s easy for fear to spread. But God promises to be with us no matter what comes our way.

Now more than ever, we’re reminded that the Church isn’t about the building. It’s the people gathering to worship our God who is faithful, in control, and with us wherever we are. 

Use these resources to address fear and share hope in the dark with your church.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health

Live Streaming for Services and Meetings

You may already have live-streaming set up. If you don't, you can use services like Facebook LiveYouTube LiveGoogle MeetZoom and Streamyard for free or relatively low cost.

 

Here is an article that walks through some of these services. A Beginner’s Guide to Church Live Streaming

 

Google is making the professional version of Google Hangouts Meet available for FREE. Here are instructions for setting up Google video streaming.

Virtual Giving

We also know live streaming church services without providing ways for people to give online will affect the operations and services of a congregation.

 

Here's a good article on the five best online giving platforms.

PayPal, Venmo, or CashApp might be easiest at first.

Planning CenterTithe.lyEasyTitheRebelGive and GiveLify position themselves as longer-term solutions.

Caring Communication

Resources for Federal Funding