Over at his blog, Kevin DeYoung has a post on Christians and cities that has sparked some good thought and feedback. It’s called Evangelicals and Cities: A Discussion in Need of Clarity and addresses what we mean when we talk about “urban centers.” Tim Keller has already done a lot of work here, but the conversation is always worth bringing up – especially as I am a Christian in a big city! Here’s some of my response:
Glad you’re thinking about these things! … We’re a BIG church in Boston (250 people is big for a non-denominational in Boston) made up of 20-somethings who are working and studying in the city, who live in the city, who hang out at local coffee shops and interact with the community and are artists and doctors and teachers and baristas and musicians and PhD students. How do we bring the Gospel to the places in the city where we live and work and hang out? That’s urban ministry for us, and that’s how I see Boston being affected.