Archive for the ‘Evangelicals’ Category
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Excerpt from the new book Aliens in the Promised Land. Why minority leadership is overlooked in White Christian churches & institutions.
Help us fill in the details of the National Archives release of Documerica’s 1970s photos of NYC.
People in Mali, Africa wear “I love NYC” t-shirts to proclaim their mindset of hope and ambition. They are envious of their fellow Malieans who worked in New York City and now can proclaim on their t-shirts, “I’m from NYC”–love requited being so much more satisfying and exciting. You can think of New York City [...]
After visiting so many new evangelical churches, Tammy Wong’s question is, how did this tremendous change come about? In 1975 there were only ten or so evangelical churches in Manhattan Center City (below 96th Street on the East Side and 125th Street on the West Side) that served English speaking professionals like her. By 2010 [...]
Part 10: The Making of the Postsecular City. Hillsong NYC, the newest church on the island…this week
In November Tammy Wong decided to check out Hillsong, the newest church. She had listened to their music and liked its rock and roll joy for life. She had also heard a little bit about the church from her cousin in Hong Kong. Hillsong is the largest church in Australia and has branches in London, [...]
Tammy next explored the East Side, coming back through Chinatown and the Lower East Side first. She visited the Primitive Christian Church on East Broadway which has a new ministry to second generation Hispanics. In the 1970s it burned down causing Marcos Rivera to leave his job with IBM to rebuild the church. He was [...]
What evangelical church options does Tammy have today? There are now over 200 options for an evangelical looking for a church home in Manhattan Center City. OThis number is over ten times the number of options that Tammy had in 1975.
By 2000 it was clear that religion was making a comeback. Name a religion and it had believers in the city, sometimes a lot of them. In our overview in New York Glory: religions in the city Anna Karpathakis and I concluded, “Conservative religions have found ways to thrive in New York City.” Despite my [...]
Op-Ed: Defeating the “Elijah Complex” in 1978. A Retrospective by Joe Battaglia of Renaissance Communications
In the rocky years of 1978-1979 life started to come back to the Christian church in the New York area. Several things worked together to create a sense of renewed possibilities for church growth. Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life evangelistic campaign which was launched in Manhattan in 1976 helped to create a shared identity among believers in [...]