Today’s edition of The New York Times features a front page story on a topic that may already be familiar to many evangelicals: Hillsong. The story, “Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock,” primarily looks at the growth of the church in cities like New York, but also examines the ministry’s appeal—combining cool music, compelling messages and hip venues—to millennials:
The church, Hillsong, has become a phenomenon, capitalizing on, and in some cases shaping, trends not only in evangelicalism but also in Christian youth culture. Its success would be rare enough at a time when religion is struggling in a secularizing Europe and North America. But Hillsong is even more remarkable because its target is young Christians in big cities, where faith seems out of fashion but where its services are packing them in.