The Times They Are A’Changin

So, I know this guy, and I have yet to find his name on this blogspot, is on a rant but it is a darned funny and good one.  And it is something we need to think about.  When you go to the jump to the original article, you will need to scroll down a bit to get to the article because he has a very wide banner at the top of his page…..Reyanna

By ??, August 2, 2014, What Sister Never Knew and Father Never Told You blogspot

Great story last Monday in theNew York Times about Atlanta’s Friendship Baptist Church.  Friendship is the oldest of Atlanta’s African American Baptist Churches, established during the heart of America’s Civil War in 1862.  Morehouse College and Spelman College (then known as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary), two of the oldest institutions of higher learning for Blacks in the United States were founded in Friendship Baptist facilities.  Four generations of Atlanta African American families, families that have included judges and educators, clergy and businessmen, athletes and entertainers; families that have been very rich and worshippers who have been among the poorest of the poor have called Friendship their spiritual home.  And now the old sanctuary is to be torn down to be replaced by the Atlanta Dome, new home to the Falcons.

It is not the end—by any means—of Friendship Baptist.  The Congregation received a handsome price for the sale of their historic building that is enabling them to build a new sanctuary only a few blocks away.  But what should draw our attention is the culture-shift this represents. (To continue reading, click here.)

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