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  • Mainline Protestants Reeling

    05/05/2003 5:09:45 PM PDT · by TexanToTheCore · 58 replies · 938+ views
    THe Journal News, Religion Section ^ | 04/04/03 | Gary Stern
    They sit stately and unadorned in every community, churches of stone or white clapboard that link today's frenetic culture to a pious, inconceivably mannered past. It is easy to drive by these old-time Protestant churches, where generations of immigrants thanked God for their lot, and assume they will anchor the culture forever. But scores of churches across greater New York that are part of the "mainline" Protestant tradition are now gasping for life. Aging congregations of only a few dozen people have become commonplace, presenting the possibility that many churches will close over the next decade or so. A Journal...