Christianity is declining in the West. How will the church respond? Redeemer City to City's "How to Reach the West Again" podcast takes the insights of author and pastor Timothy Keller's book of the same name—and explores them in greater detail with a host of guest ministry leaders. Join us as we examine ourselves, our culture, and Scripture to work toward a new missionary encounter with Western culture that will make the gospel both attractive and credible to a new generation.
S2E8: Reaching the City Together
59:07Stephan Pues, Kelly Seely, and Jason Lim, collaborators at the Center for Church Planting in Frankfurt, Germany, tell how they started working together for gospel renewal in Frankfurt and offer a helpful tool for assessing the level of partnership in your city.
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S2E6: Honoring the Community and Its Heritage in Church Planting
42:37Nilza Oyola, Executive Director of City to City Miami, describes how she helps Hispanic pastors root their ministry concretely in their local context through the community-based model of church planting and connect to a broader spiritual context by exposing them to the theological resources of Hispanic practitioners and thought leaders.
S2E3: The Missiological Advantage of Thinking Smaller
50:55Tim Keller discusses “City Theology,” summarizing the Bible’s teaching about cities. Andrew Katay, from Sydney, Australia, explains the missiological value of recognizing that cities are made up of smaller cultural and geographical units, each with their own unique spiritual and practical needs.
S2E2: Learning and Loving the Complexity of Cities
46:13Tim Keller discusses “City Theory” by summarizing several secular theories about what cities are and how they change. He draws some conclusions for ministry. Novelist and nonfiction writer Thomas Dyja suggests a city theory by telling the story of New York City, and offers insights into the role each of us plays in changing our city for the better.
S2E1: Why We Prioritize Ministry in Cities
57:42Tim Keller articulates City to City’s “city vision” by explaining why we must reach cities, how we should go about it, and why we are confident it can be done. Caroline Millar and Girma Bishaw discuss the mission and vision of The London Project and their work to catalyze Christian collaboration across the city.