By Jennifer Krintz
Piers have continually drawn humans to the mysterious ask yourself of the sea. the power to likely stroll on water with the development of a pier has created for people a feeling of transitority mastery of the majestic and cruel sea. The Southern California coastline has regularly attracted travelers from close to and much to adventure the traditional fantastic thing about the sea coast. Capitalizing at the common and man-made attraction of the sea and the excitement pier, Henry Huntington created in Redondo seashore a fantasyland of ask yourself and pleasure for beachgoers within the early twentieth century. As one of many significant opponents to the excitement piers of Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice to the north, the never-ending Pier and later the adjoining Monstad Pier in Redondo seashore drew in hundreds of thousands of visitors an afternoon. Pleasure-seekers can nonetheless fish, take pleasure in dinner and track, store, or just take a night walk over the water on today's Municipal Pier--remnants from the heyday of Redondo Beach's excitement pier of the early twentieth century.
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An African American pastor has said that people attend church in response to one of the “four I’s”: information, inﬂuence, inspiration, and ignorance. Some people are seeking knowledge of God (information). Others are seeking a power that can affect the lives around them (inﬂuence), or the power of the Spirit on their own lives (inspiration). Still others just show up unreflectingly (ignorance). ” Some methods work better than others, at least for now; the methods don’t stay the same. 26 It hopes that its measures will attract more people than they repel—something that isn’t easy to calculate.
But there were enough men and women still ardently expecting the second coming, or “advent,” of Christ to continue the movement. They created adventist fellowships, adventist churches, and eventually adventist denominations. Some of their institutions extended themselves around the world—the denominations now known as the Seventh-day Adventists, Grace Communion International, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Like someone prospecting for a precious substance without knowing exactly where it might be found, Miller had discovered a hidden propensity for religious experience, a readiness for religious involvement that ran far and deep in the American people.
17 What this means is that millions of people who had not belonged to a church and whose parents had not belonged to a church or perhaps had not been allowed into a church had now chosen a church for themselves, usually one that was run by African Americans. That in turn means that young people (and some not so young) were seeking appointments to the ministry, either from struggling denominations with even more struggling seminaries or from local congregations that had identiﬁed their talents. ” But formal organization, membership, and ordination are only part of the story.
Redondo Beach Pier (Images of America) by Jennifer Krintz