The Schism is a wakeup call to the American Evangelical Church to become active and serious about dealing with the “dirty little secret” in its midst – the lack of diversity and the promulgation of segregation by hiding behind comfort and choice. Davis refuses to accept the status quo and calls on the white Evangelical Church to end the dysfunction and to fulfill the Great Commandment. Steeped in Scripture and personal experiences and observations, The Schism may make us uncomfortable, but it challenges us to be Christlike in our practice of the church. Davis is blunt but loving as he refuses to accept the Evangelical Church’s history that demanded exclusivity rather than encouragement of cultural and ethnic diversity as an expression of love and connection for our sisters and brothers in Christ. He calls the church to repent of its lack of love and to lead in reconciliation. We would do well to heed the words of this book!
GLENN B. DAVIS is an ordained pastor in the Conservative Baptist faith. He received his MATS at Bethel Seminary of the East. He has served as interim pastor in northeast Pennsylvania, is a sought-after guest speaker, and is currently Pastor of Discipleship at Beach Lake Free Methodist Church. Glenn also is the CEO of Apex Packaging Solutions, a company providing flexible packaging to the food industry.