I will write more about this after next week, but wanted to give some initial thoughts here.
In today’s New York Times there is an in-depth article exploring the exodus of African Americans from heavily white, but integrated, evangelical churches.
Since in the subtitle of the article mentions the word exodus, it’s got me thinking about the Exodus story.
For those of you familiar with the story, you know Moses gave Pharaoh a number of chances to change the situation. Moses warned Pharaoh about what would happen if things didn’t change. The situation did not change.
African Americans–like Moses, whether in predominately white evangelical churches or liberal/progressive churches, have been giving Pharaoh a number of chances to change how their religious institutions work. African Americans–like Moses–have been telling Pharaoh what would happen if things didn’t change in these religious institutions.
The question is will Pharaoh be any different this time than the last time?