Thursday, March 20, 2014

NEW YORK: Being a Pastor in Binghamton

By Matt Kennedy
March 14, 2014

Since moving to Binghamton in June of 2002 I've come to think of this as perhaps the best possible place to preach the gospel in North America. It's hard ground not only because of economic depression, apathy, and statist regulation, but there is also a spiritual darkness over the place and underneath it, driving the apathy.

There are lots of churches here, one or two on just about every corner. But many, if not most of them, are empty or emptying, worn down husks that serve mostly to remind those who pass by of a time when people cared about such things.

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