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Large, progressive cities across the United States have witnessed surges of crime and unrest over the past two years, with existing cultural decay seeming to accelerate. In this special edition of G3 Weekly, Andy Woodard—the pastor of Providence Baptist Church in New York City—discusses why he and his congregants choose to stay and fight even as others decide to abandon ship.
In 2014, Woodard moved to New York City believing the notion that the Big Apple was undergoing a spiritual revival. Nearly one decade later, he has ample cause for concern.
“My conclusion is that the ‘spiritual awakening’ was more ‘wood, hay, and stubble’ than the work of the Spirit,” Woodard told G3 Weekly. “The explosive growth of the evangelical church in Manhattan over the last three decades was a certain type of growth, represented by the famous quote: ‘A God without wrath brought men without sin into a…