The Nations in the city
THE NATIONS HAVE COME TO OUR CITIES. IN A GLOBALISED WORLD SOME OF THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES TO FULFIL THE GREAT COMMISSION ARE RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP.
Though globalisation may have brought much diversity, unity is now harder to come by.
Race riots, monument wars, and, within the church, critiques of ‘white evangelicalism’ are all deep seated threats to unity.
How does recapturing a Biblical theology of the city help us in these issues?
How can church plants seek to meet these challenges?
Are multi-ethnic plants practically possible?
How do we reconcile contextualisation with a desire to be heterogeneous?
These are some of the issues that ‘The Nations in the City’ conference will seek to grapple with as we hope for the day when ‘the Nations will come to your [Jerusalem’s] light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn’ (Isaiah 60:3).