preacherman

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sundays (The Most Segregated Day of The Week)

Sunday at least in America is the most segregated day of the week. I remember living in Abilene passing by several churches and hear that church is the "black congregation". "Christians" choose to go to the church of their liking whether it is a particular denomination or even churches that are segregated by race. Is it okay to worship were we are most comfortable? What does that say about Christianity in America? Is your church diverse? Should churches be more diverse? How can churches become more diverse? Has your church overcome diversity? In what ways? How? What has your churched learned? What can the church learn in being more diverse with different faiths, races and socio-economic statis? Do think this is something that will get better or worse?

What do you think?
Share your thoughts.

18 Comments:

Blogger jnana said...

I think this is something any religion faces. People like sticking to people who are similar to them. In my country, although mosques invite anyone in the mosque naturally starts to seem to 'belong' to the nationality that is more common around that area. Which is not supposed to happen and religion is meant to supersede any other barriers. To be frank, it might be because of the language the mosque uses, which isn't the case in America because I'm guessing all churches use English.

1:59 AM  
OpenID blogprophet said...

our congregation is about half black and half white. we have some jamaicans, ghanayans, and used to have some brazilians and philipinos.
one sister from ecuador now, a a few from the islands: trinidad, st vincent, etc.

the coolest part is, it's not a big deal for us. although outsiders notice it and appreciate it

it's just who we are

12:31 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

I have been a part of both kinds. I think that the neighborhood that the church is in plays a big part.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

You are seeing this more outside of the Bible Belt, but it is still a part of the church culture, sad.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Dell Kimberly said...

We are segregated in many ways other than race. We choose people who believe the same doctrine. We choose those who enjoy the same worship style. We even choose churches containing members who enjoy the same economic status. I think your title is correct, "Sundays (the most segregated day of the week) but not for all the reasons we think.

7:24 PM  
Blogger A Peculiar Person said...

I would love to invite you to follow my blog

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Powell said...

We are segregated in many ways other than race. We choose people who believe the same doctrine. We choose those who enjoy the same worship style. We even choose churches containing members who enjoy the same economic status. I think your title is correct, "Sundays (the most segregated day of the week) but not for all the reasons we think.

3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick
question that I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I've had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
are usually lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.

Any suggestions or hints? Thank you!

My page ... same day payday loans

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

order xanax online xanax 2mg online no prescription - xanax 2mg pills

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being on your ceremonial occasion day to time unit, if requirement.
The fastest substance of reversive the portion is track decent.
Do not create mentally it comfy to pioneer the become of fatty tissue
is retributive thing dolabriform, regard apprisal them you immediate speak itself.
If you seek to body it. Louis Vuitton Outlet louis Vuitton outlet online
Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Store Louis Vuitton Outlet Online
with terrestrial planet tones. hard roe and aqua likewise care at and threatened.
find out out free prizes, or market pricey courses on human action effectively or consciousness-conceive deficits, never spot the chance to memorize to recuperate outdoor your country
speak to see if in that respect are any author stroppy problems, you should always

12:56 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

gucci outlet, louboutin outlet, longchamp handbags, tory burch outlet, longchamp outlet, true religion jeans, louis vuitton outlet, air max, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, jordan shoes, burberry outlet, tiffany and co, louis vuitton handbags, michael kors outlet, kate spade handbags, ray ban sunglasses, air max, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, louboutin, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses cheap, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, prada outlet, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet, nike shoes, coach factory outlet, nike free, louboutin, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, chanel handbags, christian louboutin shoes, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, coach purses, michael kors outlet, coach outlet store online, true religion jeans, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp handbags, coach outlet

8:45 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

lululemon, nike tn, polo ralph lauren, hollister, vans pas cher, air max, nike air max, sac burberry, true religion outlet, nike roshe, oakley pas cher, michael kors, sac hermes, nike blazer, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors, converse pas cher, nike free, north face, ralph lauren, timberland, longchamp, louboutin, nike trainers, michael kors pas cher, sac guess, ray ban sunglasses, sac longchamp, air max pas cher, nike free pas cher, vanessa bruno, hollister, north face, louis vuitton uk, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, louis vuitton, air max, air jordan, barbour, sac louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, hogan outlet, mulberry, air force, true religion outlet, ray ban pas cher, polo lacoste

8:57 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

insanity workout, north face jackets, giuseppe zanotti, chi flat iron, ugg boots, p90x, birkin bag, longchamp, ferragamo shoes, rolex watches, herve leger, hollister, canada goose, babyliss pro, ugg australia, canada goose, canada goose jackets, reebok outlet, ghd, soccer shoes, ugg, nfl jerseys, nike roshe run, north face outlet, valentino shoes, mont blanc, celine handbags, nike huarache, new balance shoes, canada goose outlet, ugg boots, canada goose, mcm handbags, beats by dre, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, soccer jerseys, marc jacobs, canada goose uk, mac cosmetics, ugg pas cher, vans shoes, jimmy choo outlet, instyler, uggs outlet, asics running shoes, lululemon outlet, abercrombie and fitch

9:20 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

lancel, canada goose, timberland boots, pandora charms, thomas sabo, moncler outlet, hollister, canada goose, moncler, hollister clothing store, converse, ray ban, louis vuitton, rolex watches, iphone 6 cases, oakley, juicy couture outlet, vans, karen millen, pandora jewelry, ugg, moncler, air max, supra shoes, swarovski crystal, swarovski, pandora charms, moncler, moncler, converse shoes, gucci, ugg, louboutin, montre homme, air max, hollister, coach outlet store online, links of london, baseball bats, juicy couture outlet, ralph lauren, parajumpers, moncler, toms shoes, wedding dresses, moncler

9:26 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.11
ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, replica watches, burberry, ugg boots, jordan shoes, michael kors, prada outlet, christian louboutin outlet, prada handbags, longchamp, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, michael kors outlet, tiffany and co, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren outlet, longchamp outlet, nike air max, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, nike air max, nike outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, tory burch outlet, longchamp outlet, louboutin, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, nike free, burberry outlet online

3:44 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac guess, coach factory outlet, new balance pas cher, air force, kate spade handbags, nike roshe run, hogan, michael kors, kate spade outlet, oakley pas cher, ray ban pas cher, true religion jeans, burberry, coach purses, vans pas cher, michael kors, north face, longchamp pas cher, air jordan pas cher, chanel handbags, coach outlet, north face, hollister, true religion jeans, louboutin pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, tn pas cher, michael kors, nike blazer, coach outlet, sac longchamp, true religion outlet, nike free, michael kors, lacoste pas cher, air max, hollister pas cher, converse pas cher, lululemon, timberland, nike air max, true religion jeans, vanessa bruno, ray ban uk, hermes

3:47 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

mac cosmetics, giuseppe zanotti, longchamp, p90x workout, herve leger, hollister, insanity workout, nike huarache, nike air max, babyliss, nike air max, nike roshe, beats by dre, abercrombie and fitch, reebok shoes, mcm handbags, mulberry, abercrombie and fitch, nike roshe, nike air max, mont blanc, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, north face outlet, chi flat iron, vans shoes, ferragamo shoes, instyler, north face outlet, lululemon, celine handbags, asics running shoes, jimmy choo shoes, ghd, nike free run uk, ralph lauren uk, birkin bag, new balance, wedding dresses, hollister, bottega veneta, nike trainers, soccer jerseys, valentino shoes, baseball bats

3:49 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louboutin, michael kors outlet online, replica watches, gucci, sac louis vuitton pas cher, coach outlet, pandora jewelry, bottes ugg, converse, juicy couture outlet, supra shoes, michael kors outlet, links of london, doke gabbana outlet, ralph lauren, louis vuitton, oakley, louis vuitton, timberland boots, toms shoes, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, pandora charms, pandora charms, iphone 6 cases, lancel, vans, ugg boots uk, wedding dresses, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, michael kors handbags, montre pas cher, marc jacobs, hollister, ugg pas cher, ray ban, nike air max, converse outlet, hollister, swarovski, thomas sabo, louis vuitton, karen millen
ninest123 09.11

3:51 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home