These are some of my older books dealing with racial issues.
Transcending Racial Barriers
Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach
Offers a fresh perspective on how to combat racial division. Dr. Michael Emerson and I document the historical move from white supremacy to institutional racism. We then look at modern efforts to overcome the racialized nature of our society. We offers what is at once a balanced approach towards dealing with racial alienation and a bold step forward in the debate about the steps necessary to overcome present-day racism.
Neither Jew Nor Gentile
Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses
This is one of the first works dealing with racial issues on Protestant campuses. It is the first systematic work to explore a range of diversity measurements at institutions of higher education/ The book complements qualitative research with a national quantitative probability analysis of Protestant campuses
Beyond Racial Gridlock
Embracing Mutual Responsibility
Surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward. The first part of the book analyzes four secular models regarding race used by Christians (colorblindness, Anglo-conformity, multiculturalism and white responsibility) and shows how each has its own advantages and limitations. Part two offers a new "mutual responsibility" model, which acknowledges that both majority and minority cultures have their own challenges, tendencies, and sins to repent of, and that people of different races approach racial reconciliation and justice in differing but complementary ways.
One Body, One Spirit
Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches
My groundbreaking research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders who want to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome those who have been marginalized, giving people of all heritages a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church. Based on data from a landmark Lilly Endowment study of multiracial churches across America, this volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations.