What will evangelicalism look like in the next century? No one can paint the future, of course, but one good indicator is the quality and vitality of a movement's younger leaders—those who will shape and reshape the founders' original vision.
In September, CT's fortieth anniversary celebrated those who had molded modern American evangelicalism in the years following World War II. In this issue we look to those 40 and under who are now taking the reins of leadership. To find them, we asked nearly 1,000 respected Christian leaders for their nominations, then undertook the daunting task of selecting 50. At the end of the job, we realized more than ever that those pictured here represent merely a sampling of the many faithful disciples God has raised up to lead the church into the new millennium. All are bright, talented visionaries and doers, and each seeks the Spirit's leading.
What is evangelicalism's future? Read on. We think you will be encouraged.
Danny and Luis Cort? 35, 39
Danny - Program officer, Pew Charitable Trusts
Luis - Executive Director, Hispanic Century Fund and Hispanic Clergy
These two Newyorican (New York Puerto Ricans) brothers, now based in Philadelphia, share a vision: to fund evangelical Latino organizations and leaders. As a Pew program officer, Danny has helped steer $10.5 million in grants since 1990 to Latino evangelical organizations, including the newly founded and influential Alianza de Ministerios Evang?cos Nacionales and the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana. And through the Hispanic Theological Initiative, Danny aims to churn out in the next four years 75 Latinos with master's degrees and 50 with Ph.D.'s in religion and related fields. "Half of evangelical Latinos who have come ...