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Running for City Council as a Pastor’s Kid

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Joel R. Rivera’s race for the city council seat in Fifteenth District of the Bronx is one of the hottest and most watched contests in the borough.

From Danceteria to The JCC: ‘70’s child Shira Dicker finally has a Bat Mitzvah (party)

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A teenager of the 1970s who rebelled against the more conservative Jewish conventions is revisiting the “disco Judaism” of her h.s & college years.

What happens after Christmas? The story of J.C. Penney, Jr.

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The deepest life comes when your arms are around the poor at a moment of need. That is why organizations like The Bowery Mission is the address for the true meaning of New York City: a city of the deeper life; the more compassionate life; a city in which the least of us counts even [...]

Blessed City. PKs imagine the City of the Future

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Imagine a city run by Preacher’s Kids (PKs). Some might still attend church in their adult years or even have ministries of their own. They would likely have relatives who also grew up as PKs. Some would have taken the sense of a spiritual calling into other fields like journalism, teaching, nursing and medicine. Some [...]

Complete guide to Leadership Journal on PKs

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Leadership Journal is widely read tool for pastors and other church leaders and is published by Christianity Today. Here are excerpts of their articles on PKs and links to the complete articles. Thank-you to Editor Marshall Shelley for his help.  ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• WHEN THE MINISTERIAL FAMILY CAVES IN Tension in the ministerial family is as old [...]

A Japanese American’s journey from auto thief to PK in the Holy Land

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Yamashita looks like trouble. A stocky man who enjoys weight lifting, tattoos, cars, and West Coast hip-hop, 32 year-old Yamashita does not seem like the “religious type.” Mo, the name Yamashita prefers to go by, is the son of the pastor of the Church of Perfect Liberty, which is also known as PL Kyodan, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Yamashita family are part of a large religious shift that occurred in Japan. PL Kyodan fits within a broad category of Shinshūkyō, Japanese new religions founded between 1800 and today.

The PK Manifold: New School PKs’ diversity makes for a stronger faith

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The manifold culture of the younger generation of Preacher’s Kids in New York City combines many ethnicities and religions. They symbolize a period in world history of sweeping global mixing of peoples. Some prognosticators fear that the result will be the rise of ethnic, religious and class tensions. Yet, in New York City, which has more children of immigrants than any other city in the United States, we found that many of the younger generation of PKs use their diversity to deepen their faith and overcome social divisions.

The Crossroads Faith in the City

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Shaken and wide eyed like his entire life was flashing before his eyes, Garrett Kling slipped down the street into the backseat of A Journey’s car. His forehead was glistening with droplets of sweat as his black polo shirt spotted around the collar of his neck and underneath his arms. He dropped his black bag [...]

Justice by Roderick Caesar III

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A rap poem on what keeps justice beautiful.

The Yin and Yang of Old School PKs, Part 2. Roderick Caesar, Jr.–A Consistent Path

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  When you hear the term “Preacher’s Kids,” what image comes into your mind? The PKs of NY series will explore the lives and views PKs. The story is told through the voices of a dozen PKs from the five boroughs of the city and from different faith backgrounds. Part one reflects on the older [...]

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