Clergy: A Reach for Young Rebels

No one looking for a spooky spot to open a nightclub in Paris could do better than the former mortuary chapel of the century-old Protestant American Church, a brick-vaulted cellar with a long flight of stairs leading up to street level. And a nightclub is just what the chapel is, under the Rev. Martin van Buren Sargent, 45, minister of the American Church for the past two years. But Sargent is more than an avant-garde impresario of coffeehouse Christianity. In the main church, he delivers serious, Bible-based sermons to Sunday throngs, worries...

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