How Parents Can Talk With Their Children About Race, Ethnicity, and the Gospel: A Resource from Trillia Newbell


Rooted is thrilled to announce that writer and speaker Trillia Newbell will be one of the plenary speakers at the 2021 Rooted Conference! Join us in Birmingham, Alabama, October 7-9; stay tuned for registration information.

In association with Moody Publishers, Newbell has created a resource that parents will want to explore. Colorful Us: Conversations to Equip Parents About the Gospel and Race is a series of five 1-hour panel discussions with church leaders (several of whom are parents) surrounding race, ethnicity, and the gospel. You can watch when it suits you: the conversations will be available from February 11, 2021, for one calendar year. Her lineup includes Benjamin Watson and Ruth Chou Simmons, Rooted writer Dorena Williamson (whose daughter illustrated Newbell’s book Colorful Us), and Rooted speaker Jen Wilkin, among several others. While the book is written primarily for grade-schoolers, these discussions will be applicable to parents with children of all ages.

Register here for this exciting event.


Please see also our podcast with Williamson, “The Importance of Celebrating Black History Month (with Non-Black Students).

Trillia Newbell is the author of the kids’ book God’s Very Good Idea, a Bible study on Romans 8, If God Is For Us, as well as the books Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith, Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is also a commentator for World Radio (a sister platform for World Magazine). She has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. She currently is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.

Her greatest love besides God is her family. She is married to her best friend and love, Thern. They reside with their two children near Nashville, TN.


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