Friday, February 23, 2007

The New Black Church?

Interesting profile in The Christian Science Monitor on A. R. Bernard. Pastor of a 28,000 member church in Brooklyn, he's a big fan of the "prosperity gospel" . . . and Malcolm X.

The Monitor suggests Bernard part of a larger movement in th Black church -- a movement that is pro-corporate, largely middle-class, and frankly not all that interested in the rhetoric of the civil rights movement.

So . . . how about it? Is A. R. Bernard the vanguard of a revolution in Black Christianity? A sign of its fragmentation? Or has the Black church always been a lot more complex than the mainstream media reported it to be?

Click on the title of this post for the artice.

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