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Discussion Questions

More Church Folk

1. God and Mammon. The Word clearly states that you can’t serve both. But we know that there were some folk in More Church Folk who really tried to make that work. Who were they? How did they try to work this craziness? And how did righteousness prevail in spite of their efforts?

2. What preachers were truly called to serve in the Gospel United Church? Who had been called and then lost their way? Who do you think were never called? And why do you think some folk enter the ministry knowing good and well that they have never been called? Is there a way to stop this from happening?

3. Why was WP21, or Watermelon Powder 21, a problem and, even worse, a threat to the well-being of the Gospel United Church?

4. At first glance, it appears as if the battle between the good and bad preachers is simply about power, dominance, and control. But if you scratch beneath the surface, there is a more ominous battle raging in the church. What is it? And how did they (meaning the good guys) fi ght it? Plus, do you think that they were successful when they waged war against the bad guys?

5. Why did Theophilus Simmons, Eddie Tate, Murcheson James, and Percy Jennings need the help of Denzelle Flowers and Obadiah Quincey?

6. Do you think they could have made things work without the two younger pastors?

More Church Folk
by Michele Andrea Bowen

  • Publication Date: July 28, 2010
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0446577766
  • ISBN-13: 9780446577762