Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.
We long for diverse, thriving neighborhoods and churches, yet racial injustices persist. Why? Urban missiologist David Leong reveals the profound ways in which geographic structures and systems sustain the divisions among us and create barriers to reconciliation. For the flourishing of our communities, here is a vision of belonging and hope in our streets, cities, and churches.
The "Goliath" of urban poverty overpowers too many kids today as they struggle to survive and thrive. Detroit native and longtime advocate for youth education Mike Tenbusch knows this firsthand. But when Christians and churches come alongside these young "Davids," we can unleash the Jonathan Effect that will turn the tide in the battle against poverty.
In this book Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz address the vital work of the urban church as they trace the history of the city around the world, examine the biblical basis for urban mission, unpack the multifaceted identity of the city and discuss particular issues and needs of urban leadership. Now in paperback!
Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal.
Drawing on his twenty years in inner-city Chicago, Ray Bakke (with Jim Hart) pinpoints the special needs of urban dwellers and outlines effective strategies for ministry in the cities.
How does God see the city? What does the Bible say about urban ministry? Ray Bakke systematically answers these questions with a biblical urban theology.
Pastors Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Civil rights leader John Perkins and CCDA president Wayne Gordon revisit the founding principles of the Christian Community Development Association, seeking to provide the terms for a new discussion around the emerging priorities of Christian community development today. Includes profiles of thriving urban ministries.
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