excerpt from “Church opens just for yuppies” in The Washington Times (1/10/04)
Many in this new breed of PCA church rent, not own, their buildings, he said, partly because its congregations quickly outgrow their quarters. The concept originated with the Rev. Tim Keller, a Presbyterian minister who in 1989 founded Redeemer Presbyterian in Manhattan. It is now at 3,000 members, 80 percent of whom are single, meeting at Hunter College on the Upper West Side. Evangelical Christians, Mr. Keller realized, by and large were not conversant with the educational, medical, media, artistic and cultural institutions that surround them in any large city. Thus, most cities had taken on a secularized, post-Christian, postmodern spiritual dynamic.