QOTD: Is the Black Church Alive and Well?

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Talk of the “Black Church” being dead continues to saturate contemporary discourse about African American religious life, especially during times of extreme socioeconomic crisis in America. Many speak of an age in which Black clergy were both priest and prophet, the preached Word was both uplifting and convicting, and the work of the church was the bedrock of local social justice efforts. The assertion that is often made is that the glory days of the Black Church are now over and its leaders and its work are no longer as relevant as in times past. What do you say?

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