Pastor's Study

The Color of compromise:

The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism
January-February 2023

Dr. Tisby is a professor a Simmons College here in Louisville (Louisville's only HBCU) and will be speaking on this book at the EmpowerWest Book Club in February. Whether you are able to read the book or not, you are welcome to join. Class will contain some video exerpts from Dr. Tisby about the book, some guiding questions for conversation from Pastor Molly, and there will be reflection questions for the week offered at the end of class you may think on or journal through.

To access class materials, including reading schedule and weekly reflection questions, click here.

"The Color of Compromise" offers historical pieces for how we got to this place in American racial history, arguing that racism never dies - rather, it just changes form. Tisby offers, however, that it's not impossible to repair the foundation of a house that is already built. Churches have been complicit in forwarding and shaping how race and Christianity interact - sometimes purposefully, other times not intentionally. This book offers hope that things can - and should - change. 

At Ridgewood, in the Fall of 2020, we committed to continue to learn about Racial Justice and Equity. This book study seeks to move forward our congregational commitment to understand our own blind spots. You can read the entire Commitment to Racial Justice by clicking here. 

Due to unpredictable January/February Kentucky weather, this book study will be on Zoom on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.