“The Church We Need”
Dwight A. Moody
Dwight A. Moody
These are strange times for religion in America, and its not just because of the pandemic and all of its attendant social, legal, organizational, and spiritual challenges.
Looking around the landscape of Christianity I see these things:
Pentecostals fixated on prophecies about Trump as president.
Evangelicals watching bellwether congregations struggle with racial reconciliation.
Catholics pushing back against Democrats (in Philadelphia) that what to limit who can adopt children and Republicans (in Texas) that want to limit which immigrants can be served.
Christians everywhere witnessing a rapid decline in affiliated members.
And the two largest denominations (United Methodists and Southern Baptists) navigating severe internal conflicts.
Who knows what kind of Church, what version of Christianity, what sort of Beloved Community will survive and thrive in the years ahead?
I know this …..
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He Never Talk About It GTM #9
Here are a few of the articles and stories from my book On the Other Side of Oddville. These were collected from my first series of columns, published by Mercer Press in 2002. You can order a copy by using the response from at the bottom of this page; $20 will cover the cost of the book and mailing. (Checks to Dwight A. Moody).