RESOURCES FOR RACIAL UNITY

FROM A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

compiled by Haley Williams

Our culture is polarized and increasingly polarizing when it comes to discussing issues around race. Division, strife, hatred and blame is the cultural air we are breathing in.

So how can we as believers breathe out grace? First, we need to be steeped in truth.

This page is a landing pad for the resources I have found helpful in understanding God’s heart toward humanity as image bearers, equal in value and dignity but unique and beautiful in color and ethnicity.

If you have a suggestion for something that should go here, please email me.

BIBLE VERSES ON UNITY

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Philippians 2:2 ESV
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Colossians 3:14 ESV
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Psalm 133:1 ESV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …

Ephesians 4:3 ESV
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Romans 12:4-5 ESV
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Romans 15:6 ESV
That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:16 ESV
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

 

Philippians 1:27 ESV
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Romans 15:5 ESV
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,…

 

Romans 14:19 ESV
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Acts 4:32 ESV
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Ephesians 4:13 ESV
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

John 17:23 ESV
I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

Galatians 3:28 ESV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:3 ESV
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

John 17:11-23 ESV
And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

KINDLED PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 68: The Truth About Social Justice | Darrell Harrison & Virgil Walker

 

Episode 85: Recognizing Critical Theory & Why it Matters | Neil Shenvi

Center for Biblical Unity

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Chantal monique Duson is the Founder of the Center for Biblical Unity and is a racial unity advocate.

From their site: “Issues of race impact us all. We believe that the solution to these issues must start with scripture. We begin with defining terms according to scripture, not culture. Terms like “woke,” “white fragility,” or “whiteness” have no place within the Body of Christ and only cause hurt and disunity among believers.”

Just Thinking Podcast

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My absolute favorite podcast! Darrell & Virgil address cultural, political and sociological issues from a Biblical worldview! You should listen to every episode, but here are a few that address the topis of race and unity directly. 

Darrell B. Harrison is one of the co-hosts of Just Thinking, and he blogs here. 

Voddie Baucham

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Dr. Baucham’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.

Neil Shenvi Apologetics

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From their site: Contemporary critical theory views reality through the lens of power, dividing people into oppressed groups and oppressor groups along various axes like race, class, gender, sexuality orientation, physical ability and age. While I disagree with contemporary critical theory on a number of grounds, I’m particularly concerned as an evangelical Christian with the way in which it is influencing segments of the evangelical church. This site contains numerous resources that will help people, both Christians and non-Christians, understand the claims of critical theory, evaluate them carefully, and critique them rationally.”