A few months ago, I sat down with my colleagues Kevin Smith and Kevin Jones to discuss the dynamics of discipleship and family ministry in African-American communities. Rev. Smith is the executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware. Dr. Jones is a scholar of the history of education and coauthor of the forthcoming book Removing the Stain of Racism. The resulting conversation with these men was fascinating, instructive, and challenging. If multiethnic ministry and racial reconciliation matter to you, these videos will help you to understand the unique opportunities and challenges that have resulted from the broken and beautiful story of enslavement and oppression, tenacity and triumph, that is woven through African-American history.
The Structure of the Family in African-American History
Education and Discipleship in the African-American Church
Discuss in the Comments:
How did these videos help you to understand better the unique challenges and opportunities faced by African-American communities? Read the four recommendations found at the end of this blog post: “Scripture and the Long Shadow of American Slavery.” Which of these four recommendations can you begin to work into your life this week?