McKenzie Scott Lewis

Contributor

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, writer and educator, McKenzie brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

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Black and Latino Startup Churches Work to Stay Afloat During Pandemic
This article highlights congregations of color that revolutionized urban ministry during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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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.
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The Front Porch
This website convenes conversations about theology and biblical faithfulness in African American churches.
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
This book illuminates how White Christianity contributes to racial hostility, how God works in a complex social fabric, and the importance of blackness and justice.
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The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit
This book analyzes sermons to explore how preaching makes womanist thought viable in the Black Church.
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10 Ways Hispanics are Redefining American Catholicism in the 21st Century
Learn about the changing demographics of the American Catholic Church and how it might impact the way you do ministry.
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It's Lonely Being a Liberal Asian-American Christian
This article explores the intersection of Asian-American culture and Christianity, why many maintain conservative faith beliefs, and the dissonant experience of liberal Asian-Americans.
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Christians and Racial Justice: A Discussion Guide
This four-part guide educates about the original sin of America - racism - and invites congregations to reflect. Then it encourages discussion about the church’ s work in racial reconciliation.
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Self-Care in Times of Social Tension
This pastoral letter provides hope and self-care ideas for when the trauma of racism becomes too much to bear.
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Jesus and the Disinherited
As we struggle today with poverty, racism, and spiritual disengagement, this book is a compassionate message of renewal through self-love as exemplified by Jesus' life.
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Part-Time is Plenty: Thriving without Full-Time Clergy
This book explores how to run effective ministries with lay leaders and a half- or quarter-time professional.
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Becoming an Anti-racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness
This powerful book explains racism in the American church and outlines practical strategies to become an anti-racist congregation.
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