Mohler on the “Metacities” and Their Massive Implications for Missions

Theologian Al Mohler just wrote on the rise of “metacities”, stratospheric cities featuring around 20 million people with unvarying density, little infrastructure, and little sustained planning.  The trend is highly noteworthy. Mohler comments as follows: As Stewart Brand argues, we are becoming a “city planet.” Vast populations are moving into huge international cities, drawn by [Read More...]

Keller’s Relaunched Redeemer Church Planting Center

Just heard word of this.  Sounds cool. Redeemer Church Planting Center is now Redeemer City to City. Please visit our new website. We hope you will download resources, write a blog, or support our ministry online. Looks like this new site will be of much help to church planters and others who are interested in [Read More...]

New York Magazine on Tim Keller

Tim Keller gets a four-page profile in New York magazine, one of the town’s most respected (and read) publications (be careful on the site).  Here’s a quotation about Keller’s love of the city: New York itself isn’t the problem, Keller says. “I basically revel in New York,” he says. He and Kathy maintain an out-of-towner’s [Read More...]

Tim Keller, Al Mohler, and Ravi Zacharias Agree: Life, Marriage, and Liberty Are Important

The Manhattan Declaration was, as of last night, the 29th most searched term on Google.  It was a “spicy” search term.  So there you go. Justin Taylor blogged it yesterday.  In less than 24 hours, the site has drawn over 7000 signatures.    The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Post, First Things, and other organizations [Read More...]

Tim Keller: Godly Character Creates Good Leadership and Rich Sermons

Following a link from Trevin Wax, I found a very recent blog from Tim Keller that included this helpful comment from the NYC pastor on sermon preparation. By the way, does anyone else out there wish Keller would write much more than he does?  His stuff is always so rich but short. Here’s the quotation, [Read More...]

Get BibleMesh with Brand New Tim Keller Video

Would you like to be able to view a Christ-centered narrative walkthrough of the Bible by Tim Keller?  Would you like to read hundreds of clear, concise, authoritative articles about the core story, doctrines, people, events and ideas of Scripture?  Would you like to be able to take unbelievers and young believers through this content? Yes?  [Read More...]

The Link 7.3.09: Keller on Raising Kids in Cities

Got alot for you today. 1. Here’s a helpful talk Tim Keller did on raising kids in the city.  I enjoyed his talk, which lists three cons and eight pros.  I also liked the Q&A–some great stuff came up.  It starts after roughly thirty minutes. 2. Speaking of Keller, he did a debate with Ligon [Read More...]

Families Leaving Cities: Urban Trends in Chicago and Elsewhere

A friend of mine hipped me to an insightful article on how families are migrating out of cities–including Chicago–at unusually high rates: “Since the 1990s virtually all the gains made in the New York economy have accrued to the highest income earners. Overall, New York has the smallest share of middle-income families in the nation, [Read More...]


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