New York City: The Heart of the City
When most Americans hear the word city, they think of this place. Perhaps no other U.S. locale holds as much iconic cache as New York City, the port of entry for European immigrants arriving to America for over a century, forming five boroughs, each with its own ethnic and cultural flavor. The Bowery Mission, Riverside Church, Allen AME Church, and other historic landmarks have more recently been joined by a proliferation of immigrant churches and white evangelicals, who now compose up to 5 percent of NYC’s population. Here, charismatic Christians are challenging their city’s wide divide between weak and strong—and showing that there is a power beyond the dollar and the degree.
Pastor Pete Armstrong says his church's relief efforts are among many common-good decisions to bless the Lower East Side.
And why more Christians are needed in urban planning.
The artist's move to Fuji farm follows a tradition of creatives finding new life away from bustling cities.
The founder of the Harlem Children's Zone on why it takes a whole community to educate a child.
Why the evangelical quarterback has much to look forward to.
Urban areas give children a glimpse of the big wide world—when you're still around to discuss it with them.
NYC artist Gene Schmidt brings the words of Zechariah and 1 Corinthians to two urban landscapes.
As churches—including my own—are forced to find new places to meet, we've been challenged to react with love.
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