Practicing Liberation in the Black Church

Article by James Henry Harris

Black theology has apparently been dialoguing with everyone except “Aunt Jane” and the black preacher. Few ministers and laypeople laboring in the trenches are aware of black theology, and those who are remain somewhat indifferent to its teachings. Ironically, while black theology theoretically relies heavily upon expressions of the people, such as freedom and sorrow …

Separate Unto God

Article by Willie White

In this age of integration and ecumenism, one hears a great deal of talk about black and white churches’ "getting together." But before black churches and black Christians allow themselves to be carried away by the idea that they are called to usher in a golden age of reconciliation in the church, they should examine …

The Black Religious Crisis

Article by Joseph R. Washington, Jr.

There is something tragically askew in the religious state of black Americans; namely, the near-failure of qualitative development in integrated and/or separate black middle-class churches and denominations. That same near-failure is of course evident in every mainstream Protestant denomination, black or white, whether the criteria be lack of growth or loss of adult membership, youth …