Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
This material starts with a Harvard economist's observation that cities are humankind's greatest invention. It explores what's so great about cities and how every city has its own personality. We then move to Paul's text, a text addressed to city dwellers, and we discuss the one thing that makes it possible for us to live harmoniously, not only in our city, but in the "city of God."
For material based on today is gospel text, see "Celebrate Your Critical Mass," September 8, 1996 at: HomileticsOnline.com.
The world is paved.
And that's not a bad thing. At least according to a Harvard economist named Edward Glaeser.
Most of the places people prefer to live are paved. Today, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and there's a steady stream of people moving from the countryside to the city. In fact, five million people in the developing world make the move every month.
So why is this good news? In his new book Triumph of the City, Glaeser calls...