A pastor-turned-professor exposes the problem of segregation in U.S. churches, pointing out that only seven to eight percent of American congregations are integrated.
This is unacceptable from a biblical standpoint, stated Soong-Chan Rah, author of Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Culture. Churches, which are given the image of a multicultural heaven, need to lead in forming multiethnic communities, he said. But presently, schools and neighborhoods in America are more integrated than churches.
“We are not doing this multicultural ministry simply because it is a politically correct thing to do, or because it is something other people are doing, or [because of] pressure from society,” stressed Rah, who is the Milton B. Engebretson associate professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, to The Christian Post.