Make Way for the Metro-Evangelical
My favorite article from the linked op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal:
From a missionary standpoint, cities have always been centers of cultural activity and potential congregations. Mr. Keller’s followers see the challenge to influence the culture as a neglected calling for evangelical churches that have become too complacent on their suburban campuses. And given the pervasive secularity and competing temptations of a city like New York, if Christians can make it there, they can make it anywhere.
A growing trend is to bring Christ to urban centers … taking our Lord out of the comfort zone of the suburbs and touching those who need to hear the message of salvation from Jesus Christ.
I think the urban emphasis of Rev. Jim Buckman of our New Jersey District embodies this move.
(Via Wall Street Journal.)