Gentrification and the African-American church

An important issue, though as Scot McKnight notes, the solution of getting two ethnic groups under one spiritual roof is not too central in the discussion. My only note would be that as a resident of Prince George’s County (majority African-American), there has been more suburban flight than at least the article suggests, though I am thankful for those churches who have stayed. But how they adapt to this new reality seems to be just as hindered by culture as white churches were hindered in earlier transitional neighborhoods. Here’s where I pine a bit for a more Catholic notion of parish and place…


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