From Pastor H. Julian Gordy and Pastor Katherine Museus Dabay, both serving St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN (www.standrewfranklin.com)
This series provides 10-20 minute powerful reflections on racism, including descriptions and printed manuscripts for each video, as well as additional resources.
All 5 videos are embedded in this page, but you may also click on the link below to go St. Andrew's YouTube playlist.
(or see embedded videos below...)
Video 1: Why the Bible Doesn't Talk about "Racism" and what it has to say to us about it anyway
Video 2: How the Bible has been used to Justify Racism
Video 3: Racism vs. Bigotry: What's the Difference?
Video 4: Unconscious Bias - A (Lutheran) Christian View
Video 5: Whose Lives Matter? (The Bible and Racial Justice)
On Tuesday, July 21, Bishop Strickland was joined by the Rev. Robert Lee for "Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South: A conversation with Robert W. Lee on the call to preach, teach, and confront racism.”
On Sunday, July 19, we gathered to view the movie Just Mercy and discuss our reactions to the movie, as well as discuss past and current events regarding racial justice.
Joining Bishop Kevin Strickland for the post-movie discussion was Dr. Elizabeth Bounds (Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology) & Mr. Charles King ("Just Mercy" producer).
A conversation around the ELCA's resolution to condemn White Supremacy
Our host was Southeastern Synod Bishop, Bishop Kevin Strickland.
Our panelists included: ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Pastor Albert Starr (ELCA Director for Ethnic Specific, Multicultural Ministries and Racial Justice Team of the ELCA), Ms. Judith Roberts (Director for Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA), Pastor Ron Bonner (Pastor for Community Engagement at Redeemer LC, Atlanta, GA), Ms. Roxann Thompson (President of African Descent Lutheran Association for the Southeastern Synod, and Southeastern Synod Council member), Pastor Tiffany Chaney (Associate Director for African Descent Ministries in the ELCA, Systems Director - Business Development at Baptist Health), Pastor Matt Steinhauer (Southeastern Synod, Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy)