David Brooks, Social Conservatives and City Transformation

Jul 8, 2015 7:02:00 AM 0 COMMENTS

Last week, David Brooks wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times (June 30, 2015) titled, The Next Culture War. In his column, Brooks advocated for the kind of work that Christian leaders are quietly engaged with in cities all over America.

City Transformation Coach Glenn BarthBrooks' focus was on the decline in Christianity in the United States, the smaller share of Evangelicals in the U.S. electorate, and the recent Supreme Court decision supporting gay marriage. He took the opportunity to advocate a significant shift for social conservatives to make from the front lines of the current culture wars to offering collaborative service, social and spiritual capital in their cities and communities.  

As Americans, Christians are often conflicted when deeply held moral and ethical positions are overridden by elections and/or court decisions. However, being an American and being a Christian represent two very different identities. Recent decisions on public policies should help Christians understand their cultural context and live counter-culturally.

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Topics: Centered Set, Recommended Books, Collective Impact, Community Development, Job Creation, cross sector city movements

New Book Links Discipleship to Developing Leaders

Jun 26, 2012 3:33:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Leaders catalyze movements.
Movements change cities.
Changed cities transform culture.

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