The Urban Ministry in the 21st Century is a series of monographs that addresses key issues facing those involved in urban ministry whether it be in the slums, squatter communities, favelas, or in immigrant neighborhoods. It is our goal to bring fresh ideas, a theological basis, and best practices in urban mission as we reflect on our changing urban world. The contributors to this series bring a wide-range of ideas, experiences, education, international experience, and perspectives on the study of the growing field of urban ministry. These contributions fall into three very general areas: (1) the biblical and theological basis for urban ministry; (2) best practices currently in use and anticipated in the future by urban scholar/activists who are on the front-lines getting their hands dirty (3) personal experiences and observations based on urban ministry as it is currently being practiced; and (4) a forward view toward where we are headed in the decades ahead in the expanding and developing field of urban mission. This series is intended for serious academic educators, graduate students, theologians, pastors, and serious students of urban ministry.
More than anything, these contributions are creative attempts to help Christians think about and strategize on how we can better reach our world that is now more urban than rural. It is our goal that these contributions will both encourage the reader to interact with with the latest urban mission literature, examine current methods and practices, and point a way to a future that will require the best possible theology and practice in urban mission. We do not see theology and practice as separate and distinct. Rather, we see sound practice growing out of a healthy vibrant theology that seeks to understand God’s world as it truly is as we move further into the twenty-first century. Contributors interact with the best scholarly literature available at the time of writing while making application to specific contexts in which they live and work.
In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.