Urban Christian

September 5, 2007 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

“A New Kind of Urban Christian” by Tim Keller

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Entry filed under: Culture, Jon Swerens, Urbanism.

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  • 1. Scott Greider  |  September 7, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Thanks for posting this article, Jon. I read it last year, but certainly needed a refresher in light of what we’ve been talking about.

    As you know I founded and continued as a member of Redeemers first church plant ever, The Village Church, in 1995. Through ups and downs and three pastors, we were always committed to being in the city and for the city, as well as counter-cultural towards the city. That’s why when it seemed right to move back to the Fort, we chose downtown as our focus, both residentially and vocationally, and even, perhaps, spiritually.

    My two favorite quotes from Tim are: “More Christians should live long-term in cities.” and, “Christians should be a dynamic counterculture.” That’s so right on!


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