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Christians In the City
June 9, 2006, 8:05 am
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Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City has a good, thought-stirring article over at Christianity Today. My denom and many others continue to focus church planting efforts primarily in the suburbs. Meanwhile . . .

People who live in large urban cultural centers, occupying jobs in the arts, business, academia, publishing, the helping professions, and the media, tend to have a disproportionate impact on how things are done in our culture. Having lived and ministered in New York City for 17 years, I am continually astonished at how the people I live with and know affect what everyone else in the country sees on the screen, in print, in art, and in business.

I am not talking about the “elite-elites”—the rich and famous—but about the “grassroots-elites.” It is not so much the top executives that make MTV what it is, but the scores of young, hip creatives just out of college who take jobs at all levels of the organization. The people who live in cities in the greatest numbers tend to see their values expressed in the culture.

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HT: Steve McCoy

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