Churches Merge, Close in Baltimore – Fascinating Article

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-religious-consolidations-20171010-htmlstory.html

But with attendance stagnating, maintenance costs rising and the population of Christians from which to draw shrinking, the two have decided to join forces. If the Baltimore Presbytery gives its approval next month, they’ll become one congregation before the end of the year, bringing more than 280 worshippers and 230 years of history together under one roof.

This is a fascinating article as much for what it does not address.  Christianity is not declining in America.  A certain brand of Christianity is declining and that is not necessarily a bad thing.  Here is my previous article on this subject.

https://pastorunlikely.com/2017/09/08/we-preach-christ-crucified-or-decline/

There is amazing power in the Word of God preached faithfully.  If it is replaced with anything else, then it is just a building of people.

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