The senior pastor of Riverside Church, the renowned bastion of liberal theology and social activism on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is resigning after just nine months on the job.
Since its founding in 1930 as a Gothic cathedral built by John D. Rockefeller, Riverside Church has espoused a progressive and often pacifist agenda. But internal fights have plagued the congregation for more than a decade.
Longtime members ascribe some of the tension to changes in the racial makeup of the 2,700-member congregation, which was once about 60 percent white and 40 percent black, and now is roughly the reverse. Some of the troubles are traced to generational differences, between older whites with roots in the civil rights era and younger, middle-class black members who are less politicized....
No, Rob, the Word, wasn't brought to this liberal congregation which had the likes of Norman Vicente Peale, as a pastor, you know the spiritual guru to, [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L123.pdf]]]A Different Gospel: An Evaluation of the Teachings of Robert Schuller[/URL]. The Power of Positive Thinking has nothing to do with the Gospel!