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Environmental Liturgy: Riverside Church Holds Service in Light of Papal Visit

October 9, 2015

New York City’s Riverside Church honored Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si on Friday, September 25, with a liturgy dedicated to mourning the current state of the environment and encouraging the faithful towards better care…


Liberal Evangelicalism in New York City

May 6, 2015

A new book tells the story of New York City’s complicated history of religious transformation among Evangelicalism.

Mosaic, "Christ in Majesty," Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Liberal Religion and Easter Victory

April 8, 2015

John D. Rockefeller Jr., heir to the world’s largest fortune, was a pious, earnest man, a teetotaling Baptist who believed in modernity. He thought Christianity, to remain relevant, would have to be modernized. His…

Dr. John Sung preaching at Telok Ayer Methodist Church, Singapore. 
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How the “Wesley of China” Escaped Union Seminary

February 17, 2014

Dr. John Sung is probably the most famous Chinese evangelist you have never heard of! Known as the “Wesley of China,” Sung preached across mainline China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia in the 1920’s and 30’s and was used by God to bring revival. Dr. Sung is also probably the only Chinese evangelist committed to an insane asylum. . .by Union Theological Seminary in New York!

Pearl Harbor’s Anniversary and the Churches

December 7, 2012

Today is the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Seems like not too long ago when there were still lots of people around who personally recalled that day as unequaled in their memory. My grandmother…