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Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity (Paperback)

Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity By David W. Swanson, Brenda Salter McNeil (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Description


"Many white Christians across America are waking up to the fact that something is seriously wrong--but often this is where we get stuck."

Confronted by the deep-rooted racial injustice in our society, many white Christians instinctively scramble to add diversity to their churches and ministries. But is diversity really the answer to the widespread racial dysfunction we see in the church?

In this simple but powerful book, Pastor David Swanson contends that discipleship, not diversity, lies at the heart of our white churches' racial brokenness. Before white churches can pursue diversity, he argues, we must first take steps to address the faulty discipleship that has led to our segregation in the first place. Drawing on the work of philosopher James K. A. Smith and others, Swanson proposes that we rethink our churches' habits, or liturgies, and imagine together holistic, communal discipleship practices that can reform us as members of Christ's diverse body.

About the Author


David W. Swanson is the pastor of New Community Covenant Church, a multicultural congregation in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. He helps lead New Community Outreach, a nonprofit that collaborates with the community to reduce sources of trauma, and speaks around the country on the topics of racial justice and reconciliation. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780830845972
ISBN-10: 0830845976
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English