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The Color of Compromise An Ongoing Conversation

The Color of Compromise An Ongoing Conversation

The Color of Compromise: An Ongoing Conversation

Summer Acts of Service Reflections:

10 weekly online sessions (Wednesdays June 17-August 19 from 7:00-8:30pm) featuring large group presentation and small group conversation focused on the history and legacy of racial injustice in our nation and the church. Through listening, learning, and sharing in conversation, we will reflect on both the painful reality of racism and meaningful steps toward greater levels of justice and reconciliation.
Pastor Jim Melson leads this weekly series based on the book The Color of Compromise by Jamar Tisby who is an African American speaker, theologian, writer and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. The book is a challenging and insightful resource to help all of us learn and grow in the call of Jesus to racial justice and reconciliation.

Each week will be recorded and made available at any time, so if you can’t be present some of the weeks you can still read the book and hear the teaching.

Color of Compromise Schedule and Reading Assignment

Color of Compromise Premise and Principles

Weekly Recordings:
Week 1 – June 17, 2020 – View here.

Week 2 - June 24, 2020 - View Here.

Week 3 - July 1, 2020 - View Here.

Week 4 - July 8, 2020 - View Here.

Week 5 - July 15, 2020  View Here.

Videos that were included in Jim's Week 5 teaching:
1. The United Daughters of the Confederacy
2. Convict Leasing (Slavery by Another Name)
3. Lynching Memorial

Week 6 - July 22, 2020  View Here

Week 7 - July 29, 2020 View Here.

Week 8 - August 5, 2020 View Here

Week 9 - August 12, 2020 View Here

Week 10 - August 19, 2020 View Here

Small Group Reflection Questions (A PDF of the questions can be found here)

Week 10 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from our class that was most meaningful to you?
  2. As the result of being in our class, what is one step related to racial justice that you want to take even if you are not sure how?

Week 9 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Black Lives Matter"? What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "The Black Lives Matter Movement"?

Week 8 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. In relating to our social context, what is the difference between faith based racial justice and faith based political ideology?

Week 7 -

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. How does Dr. King's message to the white church in his Letter From the Birmingham Jail apply to the white church today?

Week 6 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. What is an example or experience of racism that is not illegal but is still unjust?

Week 5 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. How is the legacy of the Jim Crow era of racial segregation and violence expressed in our society today?

Week 4 -

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session ready on teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. In your experience as a Christian what has been the relationship between spiritual growth and racial/social justice?

Week 3 - 

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. What forms does resistance to racism take in our time, and how could the white church participate in this resistance?

Week 2 -

  1. What is one historical fact or event from this session's reading or teaching that was especially meaningful to you? Why?
  2. How does the information from this session compare to what you were taught about this era of our nation's history, and how might  this impact your view of the current racial unrest in our country?

Week 1 –

  1. What is your main reason for taking this book study?
  2. What is one way that the system of racism has impacted your life?

In order to participate we need you to sign up. After you sign up you will receive the link prior to the first meeting to join the Zoom Conversation.

 

 

 

 

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