Quest Church hosts a discussion each spring focused on the intersection between faith and race. Each year, we continue to dialogue about the challenges and possibilities of being a multicultural church.

It’s About Discipleship

As a church community, we are blessed by the many faces, stories, and lives that encompass our diverse congregation, but we also recognize we can and we must continue to grow if we are to be faithful to the calling God has placed upon us as a people. And so, we will endeavor to explore questions of race, ethnicity, and identity in terms of what it means for us as followers of Christ and as people of God.

It is through a posture of storytelling that we invite you to explore the resources provided here. Know that these are not comprehensive lists, but rather a start to building a more expansive narrative as we pursue the Gospel together. Here are some good starting points:

Faith & Race 2016 | A Starter Resource List

Faith & Race 2016 | Next Steps

Quest Videos


Class Videos


Spoken Word
TED Talks

Articles, Blog Posts, Podcasts


On First Nations/Indigenous People…
  • One Church Many Tribes: Following Jesus the Way God Made You, by Richard Twiss
On Latino/a & Chicana Identities…
  • Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
  • Way of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in the Americas (Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology), edited by Virgil Elizando
On Mixed Identity…                    
  • Check All That Apply, by Sundee Tucker Frazier
  • Half + Half, by Lensey Namioka
  • Redeeming Mulatto, by Brian Bantum
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel
  • What Are You? Voices of Mixed Race People, by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins
On Black Identity…
  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (Intersections in African American Theology), by Mary Shawn Copeland
  • Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America, by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden
  • Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk, by Delores Williams
On White Identity…
  • Being White, by Paula Harris & Doug Schaupp
  • Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation, by Jennifer Harvey
On Asian-American Identity…
  • Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations, by M. Sydney Park, Soong-Chan Rah, & Al Tizon
  • More Than Serving Tea, by Kathy Kang, Christie Heller De Leon, & Asifa Dean
  • Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, by Frank Wu
Other Good Reads…
  • Beyond Racial Gridlock, by George Yancey
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, by Ronald Takaki
  • Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart, by Christina Cleveland
  • Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, by Christian Smith & Michael O. Emerson
  • The Heart of Racial Justice, by Brenda Salter McNeil & Rick Richardson
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development, by Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe & Bailey W. Jackson
  • Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, by Soong-Chan Rah
  • Strength to Love, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • United by Faith, The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race, by Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, & Karen Chai Kim
  • The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community, by Eric Law
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