Subversive Witness Video Study
In the Subversive Witness Video Study, Dominique DuBois Gilliard inspires groups and individuals to reimagine how they think about privilege and exercise power. Instead of denying the existence of privilege or feeling incapacitated by it, Christians can learn to wield privilege as an instrument to advance the kingdom and sacrificially love our neighbors.
Gilliard illustrates how the faithful witness of biblical figures, from Esther to Zacchaeus, provides a blueprint for modern believers. By embodying Scripture's subversive call to leverage—and at times forsake—privilege, you will learn to love your neighbors sacrificially, enact systemic change, and grow more Christlike as a citizen of God’s kingdom.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1: Understanding Privilege and Its Power (16 min)
2: The Church in Acts 6: Leveraging Privilege to Resist Systemic Sin (14 min)
3: Vashti and Esther: Leveraging Privilege to Stand in Solidarity (17 min)
4: Moses: Leveraging Privilege to Birth Liberation (18 min)
5: Paul and Silas: Leveraging Privilege to Create Systemic Change (16 min)
6: Jesus: Abandoning and Leveraging Privilege to Proclaim the Good News (17 min)
7: Zacchaeus: Leveraging Privilege to Foster Social Transformation (21 min)
8: Scripture’s Call to Repentance: Producing Fruit in Keeping with Repentance (21 min)
About the Author
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. Gilliard also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association.
He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won the 2018 InterVarsity Press Readers' Choice Award and was named one of Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Outreach Resources of the Year - Social Issues / Justice.