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

Contributions From McKenzie Scott Lewis

A Primer on Racial Equity
Curator McKenzie Scott Lewis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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