First, let me say that I thoroughly like reading your publication. A friend gave me a subscription last year, and I have enjoyed the magazine tremendously.

I had to comment on the article by Marilyn Jones in the August 4 issue titled "Christianity on the move," in which she reports on her interview with author Philip Jenkins. It was the most enlightening article I have read on the subject of the future of Christianity. This article gave me so much food for thought. I have often wondered what the church of the future would be like, and this article has given me some insights.

As an American Baptist, I have noticed a significant increase in the number of minority churches that have been planted within my denomination over the past three years. Some of the churches have noted a decrease in attendance, but it appears that our "other-than-white" churches are experiencing tremendous growth. As a seminary student, I was particularly interested in what the demographics might be once I have completed seminary.

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