Challenges for ethnic churches and asking what is ahead in the time of coronavirus

A few black pastors I’ve talked to highlight a tough issue. While predominately white churches can somewhat easily ramp up an online presence, and others have easily had an online presence for years, traditionally ethnic churches have struggled.

New churches among ethnic church plants are also struggling.

We also need to think through what is next… now. This is a 9/11 level disruption. We need to keep working as the people of God for what is ahead. HINT: It’s not about “delivering a better online product.” Friends, let us not be Amazon.

But as well, here are some thoughts for the changes possibly ahead for us in general.

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When there are no answers… living in mystery in the time of coronavirus

N T Wright brings such thoughtfulness to his writing and this piece is a must read in our time. We think that surely our faith brings answers to big questions like these. Wright’s contention is this: Christianity isn’t supposed to do that.

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