At HPCC we value engaging with the world through the lens of scripture. Below you will find different topics and different resources for each one. We encourage you to dive in and learn! Here's to life of learning! 

Diversity Resources

Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us by Benjamin Watson


Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World by DA Horton


The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby


Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity by Edward Gilbreath. 


Let Justice Roll Down by Perkins, Dr. John (named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals).


Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church by Mark DeYmaz (especially helpful for church leaders).


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki (helpful for those who’ve never considered the plight of minority groups in America).


Woke Church by Eric Mason (exceptional book with lots of solid Biblical teaching)


Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stoe. (It changed the hearts of millions. It might change yours too.)

Prayer for Healing

The Highland Park staff prays for healing in our broken world. Please watch for a meditative time of worship and prayer.


Justice Resources

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Jenny Yang and Matthew Soerens (If you want to learn about immigration, start here.)

Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (foundational book for our Food Pantry)

Deep Justice in a Broken World by Chap Clark and Kara Powell (Biblically rich book designed for student ministries)

Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins

Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen (founder of International Justice Mission)

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) by Robert D. Lupton

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah

I leaned heavily on Tim Keller’s research. I was pleased to hear so many trusted friends in the justice world recommend it to me.

I highly recommend “The New Activist” podcast, produced by International Justice Mission. They’ve become faithful partners with Blackbox International.

Science Resources

The Late Great Ape Debate by Bayard Taylor

The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

The Works of His Hands: A Scientist’s Journey from Atheism to Faith by Sy Garte (and you can find his recent article in Christianity Today and an interview on the Quick to Listen podcast)

American Scientific Affiliation -

Political Resources

Five Views on Church & Politics by Benestad, Black & Stanley

Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels by NT Wright