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Theology as Big as the City

""As we look at the world-class cities around our planet, we face five new urban realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, assault weapons, massive numbers of homeless children, HIV/AIDS and (in the U.S.) what Time magazine has called t̀he browning of America.' The needs of the urban population are greater than ever. ... As our cities swell with immigrants, I'm reminded that Jesus was born in a borrowed barn in Asia and became an African refugee in Egypt, so the Christmas story is about an international migrant. Furthermore, a whole village full of baby boys died for Jesus before he had
eBook, English, 2014
InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 2014
1 online resource (223 pages)
9780830874347, 0830874348
Cover; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: A Journey to the City; 2: God's Hands Are in the Mud; 3:Can We Save a City Like Soon?; 4: A Surprising Source of Urban Leaders; 5: Hope in the City; 6: The Individual & the Community; 7: Zion Songs & Urban Poets; 8: What Cities Ought to Look Like ; 9: Jeremiah's Letter to Urban Families; 10: Thinking Biblically About the Family; 11: Major Themes in Minor Prophets; 12: When All Else Fails, Send the Choir; 13: The Persian Partnership for the Rebuilding of Jerusalem; 14: Models from the Migrant Streams. 15: Skeletons in the Closet16: Jesus & the City; 17: The Church at the City Center; 18: When Truth & Love Collide; 19: With Paul on an Urban Journey; 20: Two Letters, Two Urban Spiritualities; 21: The Drama of New Testament Evangelism; 22: Ethnicity in the Church-Is It Still Okay to be Jewish?; 23: The Empire Strikes Back; 24: So Long, Babylon, I'll Miss You; 25: The Urban Family Album; 26: Reflections; Notes; More Titles From InterVarsity Press