How to Talk with Teenagers about Race

With Black History month around the corner, many youth workers are thinking about ways to talk to teenagers about race. This episode of The Rooted Youth Ministry Podcast features two guests who help us think about race from a grace-filled, gospel-centered, Bible-saturated perspective.

Episode Notes

Ben Sciacca, author of the book Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence, serves as the Director of Leadership Development at Desire Street Ministries.

Sho Baraka, author of He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World, wrote the afterword for Meals from Mars. He is a founding member of the 116 Clique and Record Label, as well as a co-founder of the AND Campaign.

Additional Resources:

Use this link to purchase a copy of Meals from Mars at a 35% discount (with passcode ROOTED) –

He Saw That It Was Good –

The AND Campaign –

Sho’s album The Narrative –

Rebecca McLaughlin’s books –

Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson –

Desire Street Ministries –

Ben Sciacca’s “Dr. Martin Luther King and the Mud in Our Eyes” –

Doreena Williamson on the Importance of Celebrating Black History Month (with Non-Black Students) –