The Witness: A Black Christian Collective

Drawing on the expansive Black Church tradition, this collective connects personal faith and public righteousness with current day issues of religion, race, justice, and culture from a biblical perspective.


art, articles, blogs, books, conferences, film, music, newsletter, podcasts, and speakers

Best For

any congregation seeking to engage current topics, regardless of ethnic background


free access to podcasts, articles, and blogs; fees for conference registration and purchasing books

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss current justice topics by accessing non-threatening media on the website.
  • Gain greater understanding about how current issues uniquely impact Black communities by listening to a podcast or following the blog.

About the Contributor
McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, McKenzie's faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.   

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