David W. Swanson is passionate about racial justice and reconciliation within the Body of Christ. He regularly writes and speaks about these and similar topics. Read more about David.

David is the author of Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity, coming in May 2020 from InterVarsity Press.

Confronted by the deep-rooted racial injustice in our society, many white Christians instinctively scramble to add diversity to their churches and ministries. But is diversity really the answer to the widespread racial dysfunction we see in the church?

In this simple but powerful book, Pastor David Swanson contends that discipleship, not diversity, lies at the heart of our white churches’ racial brokenness. Before white churches can pursue diversity, he argues, we must first take steps to address the faulty discipleship that has led to our segregation in the first place.