Urban ministry is not clean or neat. It is messy. And wonderful. As Seth Barnes points out in a recent article, urban ministry is necessary and God's doing amazing things in cities throughout this earth. Here's an excerpt...
"Some have latched onto the Bible's evident concern for the needy whom we find in such abundance in our cities and have used it to fashion a theology of works. A theology of works is a hollow religious shell - furious activity without any specific end. Jesus defines a theology of love which finds a constant production of fruit as its natural outcome. Many of us have either embraced works or else embraced a fundamentally academic interest in love. Love is by definition active and practical. It does not exist in the abstract and only flourishes in adversity - the kind of adversity you find running amuck in our inner cities."
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