The Biggest Divide For The Black Church Is A Generational Divide.

Reader, I came across this blog post in a Facebook feed. I agree that Black people, in general and specifically, need each other. Any constructions where Black people are divided plays into the strategy of “divide and conquer,” or bettersaid, “continue to divide and maintain the conquered.”

The divide in the Black Church that most troubles me- the African-American Church, much like churches of every other ethnic stripe, faces a number of potential divides. There’s the perennial split between liberal and conservative theological groups. There’s the split along class lines. Several issues—from spiritual gifts to women in ministry—threaten to pull apart congregations and denominations. You can hear a number of voices wrangling over the mission of the Black Church. But the divide that most concerns me is the generational divide. It seems to me that the line between older and younger African-American Christians has never been deeper and wider. In fact, for increasing numbers of older and younger African-American Christians there’s no real contact at all.

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  1. Miss Ann,

    Matthew 10:35-37 "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth the father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth the son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."

    The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...


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