This insightful analysis raises questions about the black church and its impact on black society. Interwoven with scripture, this text addresses such complex and passionately debated issues as: Is the black church leading the movement in the new millennium?; How can the church attract more youth and males?; Does the church have an ear for the hip-hop generation?; and, How do we explain so much poverty in the richest country in the world? Written for those involved in the church who are concerned about its impact, this examination discusses the church's role in the black community and its future.
Rev Earl Trent Jr is the pastor of Florida Avenue Baptist Church. He lives in Washington DC.