Christian Education and Dismantling Racism

EL3539, Luther Seminary, January 2021

This is a web page of resources intended to augment the work of EL3539: Dismantling Racism and Christian Education, a course that is taught at Luther Seminary. You can also go to my own more personal resources.

Learning at the intersection of dismantling racism and Christian education.

Critical Race Theory


Economics and Reparations

Mentioned In Class

Demographic Sites For The Twin Cities


Films That are Useful

Luther Resources


Becoming a White Antiracist: A Practical Guide, by Stephen S. Brookfield and Mary E. Hess (Stylus, 2021)

Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen Brookfield and associates (Jossey-Bass, 2019)

A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation, by E. Conde-Frazier, S. Kang, and G. Parrett (Brazos, 2004).

Being Black, Teaching Black, edited by Nancy Lynne Westfield (Abingdon, 2008).

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, by Willie James Jennings (Yale, 2010).

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, by Jonathan Metzl (Basic Books, 2019).

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2016).

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society, by John A. Powell (2012).

Critical Race Feminism: A Reader, ed. by Adrien Katherine Wing (NYU, 2003).

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone (Orbis, 2011).

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Eric Michael Dyson (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)

The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance, by Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2013).

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What WE Need to Do, by Harvey, et. al. (Pilgrim Press, 2004).

Ending Racism in the Church, edited by S. Davies and Sr. Paul Teresa Hennessee (United Church Press, 1998)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander (The New Press, 2010).

Race Matters, by Cornel West (Vintage, 1994).

Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narratives and the Arts in Anti-racist Teaching, by Lee Ann Bell (Routledge, 2010).

Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World, edited by Eleazar Fernandez (Cascade Books, 2014).

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in White Christianity, by Robert P. Jones (Simon&Schuster, 2020).

That They May Be One: Catholic Social Teaching on Racism, Tribalism and Xenophobia, by Dawn Nothwehr (Orbis, 2008).

The Church Enslaved, by Tony Campolo and Michael Battle (Fortress, 2005)

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, by Ian Haney Lopez (NYU Press, 2006).

White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity, by James Perkinson (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004)

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, by Drew Hart (Herald Press, 2016)

Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in America, by Lenny Duncan (Fortress Press, 2019)