The Color of Compromise Book Study and Discussion

The following paragraph from the back of the book jacket describes the purpose of this class:
“There Can Be No Justice Without Truth – In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. Filled with powerful stories and examples of American Christianity’s racial past, Tisby’s historical narrative highlights the obvious ways people of faith have actively worked against racial justice, as well as the complicit silence of racial moderates. Identifying the cultural and institutional tables that must be flipped to bring about progress, Tisby provides in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people.”
Class Format and Structure:

  1. We meet via Zoom for either 5 or 10 weekly sessions. Each 90-minute session includes:
  2. Opening Scripture and Prayer
  3. A Presentation About the Focus Chapter(s) Using Supplemental Video Clips and Dramatic Readings From Primary Sources
  4. Small Group Conversations on Focus Questions in Breakout Rooms
  5. Closing Reflection and Prayer

Rev. Dr. Jim Melson facilitates the class. Jim is an ordained United Methodist pastor who is the Founder and Executive Director of Cornelius Corps, a ministry that focuses on the intersection of racial justice/reconciliation and spiritual formation.