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By Raymond J. Bakke

ISBN-10: 0830818901

ISBN-13: 9780830818907

"As we glance on the world-class towns round our planet, we are facing 5 new city realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, attack guns, gigantic numbers of homeless little ones, HIV/AIDS and (in the united states) what Time journal has referred to as `the browning of America.' the desires of the city inhabitants are more than ever. . . . As our towns swell with immigrants, i am reminded that Jesus was once born in a borrowed barn in Asia and have become an African refugee in Egypt, so the Christmas tale is set a world migrant. additionally, an entire village choked with child boys died for Jesus prior to he had the chance to die for them at the go. definitely this Jesus is familiar with the soreness of youngsters who die for the sins of adults in our cities." How does God see town? What does Scripture need to say approximately city ministry? those are the questions Ray Bakke has systematically addressed, starting with Genesis and carrying on with via to Revelation. here's a biblical theology that would regularly shock and problem as you get a glimpse of ways tremendous God's view of town fairly is.

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He mastered the Babylonian wisdom tradition, while rejecting some Babylonian values. When I served as youth and music director in my first church back in Seattle, Daniel became my model for urban Christian education. I thought we should expose kids to the best the world has to offer and not always hide the worst (that usually backfires) { 88 A THEOLOGY AS BIG AS THE CITY but always teach biblical virtues and appeal to discernment. No matter how you look at it, Daniel's commitment to making the Babylon government more just for all the people may have prolonged the empire.

The story is wonderful. We witness an ecumenical prayer meeting on the ship and a comp"assionate crew that throws the prophet overboard in a last-ditch attempt to save themselves. We see their concession to God at his demise (1:16). Longtime Pittsburgh preacher Clarence Macartney titled the second chapter of his book Strange Texts: Grand Truths "A Whale's Belly for a Pulpit," but I see whatJonah did in there more as a prayer meeting.

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