Issue 92 A New Evangelical Awakening

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Patron Saint Nearly Benched

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Compiled by David Neff and Rebecca Golossanov

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum!

A brief history of the Christmas tree.

Edwin Woodruff Tait

"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."

Garth M. Rosell

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.

Douglas A. Sweeney

The New Evangelicalism

Harold John Ockenga defines the vision of the movement

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.

Bruce L. Shelley

The Riptide of Revival

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

William Martin

Ambitious for God

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

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Evangelical Entrepreneurs

The Parachurch phenomenon

Michael S. Hamilton

The Born-Again Mind

Harold John Ockenga's conviction that the church needs thinkers helped spark a renaissance of evangelical scholarship.

George Marsden

Awakening the Evangelical Conscience

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

Richard J. Mouw

One in the Spirit?

Evangelicals are still searching for the elusive ideal of unity.

Douglas A. Sweeney

The Politics of Service

Three Christian activists who drew on faith to fight social challenges

Collin Hansen

Fueled by Fervent Prayer

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

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