Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church By Stephen T. Um and Justin Buzzard

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

"In sum, the authors insist that the Christian faith has something to say to the city'something important, something 'countercultural.'"
Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church, by Stephen T. Um and Justin Buzzard, announces a lofty goal on its back cover: To be "a comprehensive analysis… [that] answers questions including why cities are so important, what the Bible says about cities, how to overcome common issues and develop a plan for living missionally in the city." In the first two chapters, Um and Buzzard seek to articulate what cities are and why they are important. Their tools of measurement would seem to be census information about population and economics. The cities ...

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