The Most Segregated Hour

Understanding the Historical Forces and Offering Possible Solutions to this American Evangelical Problem

Martin Luther King Jr. lamented that 11 a.m. on Sunday was the most segregated hour in America. Statistics suggest American Christians are more likely to worship with those in their same ethnic group. By focusing on this phenomenon among African-American Christians, we’ll consider what historical forces gave rise to the separate and independent church. How do American evangelicals understand this divide, and what are possible solutions?