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Issue 92

From the Editor: Climbing the family tree

A New Evangelical Awakening: Did You Know?
Interesting and Little Known Facts about America's Mid Century Evangelical Resurgence

Patron Saint Nearly Benched

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum!
A brief history of the Christmas tree.

"America's Hour Has Struck"
As the 20th century reached its midpoint, visionary Boston preacher Harold John Ockenga helped launch a "new era in evangelical Christianity."

Who Were the "Fundamentalists"?
Many people associate this word with religious bigotry and close-mindedness. But in the early 20th century, fundamentalists were simply evangelicals determined to do battle for the faith.

The New Evangelicalism
Harold John Ockenga defines the vision of the movement in this excerpt from a sermon preached at Park Street Church on December 8, 1957.

The Young and the Zealous
How do you change the course of the nation's future? Youth for Christ had the answer: Win over the next generation.

The Riptide of Revival
Billy Graham's early crusades stirred the sleeping conscience of mid-century America.

Ambitious for God
Henrietta Mears loved hats, college students, and the boundless possibilities of Christian ministry.

Evangelical Entrepreneurs
The Parachurch phenomenon

America's Evangelical Explosion
The central section of the timeline shows the growth of evangelical parachurch organizations, institutions, and associations during this era. Founders names are in parentheses.

The Born-Again Mind
Harold John Ockenga's conviction that the church needs thinkers helped spark a renaissance of evangelical scholarship.

Awakening the Evangelical Conscience
The New Evangelicals called for a fresh application of Christian truth to the social problems of the day.

One in the Spirit?
Evangelicals are still searching for the elusive ideal of unity.

A New Evangelical Awakening: Recommended Resources
Dig Deeper into this issue's theme

The Politics of Service
Three Christian activists who drew on faith to fight social challenges

Fueled by Fervent Prayer
Youth for Christ's praying community sent young Harold Myra on a lifetime quest.

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