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Review Î Sidewalks in the Kingdom New Urbanism and the Christian Faith The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Christians often talk about claiming our cities for Christ and the need to address urban concerns But according to Eric Jacobsen this discussion has remained far too abstract Sidewalks in the Kingdom challenges Christians to gain an informed vision for the physical layou. from Ekklesia Project s description Sidewalks in the Kingdom challenges Christians to gain a practical informed vision for the city that includes a broad understanding of the needs and rewards of a vital urban community Building on the principles of New Urbanism Jacobsen emphasizes the need to preserve the nourishing characteristics of traditional city life such as shared public spaces mixed use neighborhoods a well supported local economy and aesthetic diversity and beautyDuring all the time I spent reading this book I couldn t tell if it was already outdated or not Especially after reading Rod Dreher s plea to return to our small town roots Then it dawned on me both perspectives New Urbanism and the new anti urban ideology of ruralism are dreaming of the same end goal places stewarded at their best for the common good of its communityOccasionally I got a tad bit annoyed with Jacobsen s use of Scripture for propositional arguments for city planning eg a list of Bible verses that include the word walk to commend the practice of walking versus driving Mostly though I appreciated his gracious intelligent and humble tone For the fact alone that he interviews and excerpts a book written by his own mayor in Missoula Montana he earned my trustJacobsen also provided me with the best rationale yet for a renewed love for the urban without jettisoning the rural His point is that we can help a city prosper whether we live in it or live outside it but work for it eg farmers in the rural space outside a city produce crops that feed the city In the author s argument it s suburban living that is most problematic I made the unfortunate choice to bring up this argument at a lovely brunch where I was a guest not realizing what the other viewpoints might be about living in the suburbs An urban dweller supports the city by direct participation in its life and its rhythms And a rural dweller supports the city by enjoying the culture that is produced in the city by providing food and other resources for the city and by being a careful steward of the wilderness that surrounds the city What is most problematic with regard to the city is suburbanization which can drain the life out of the vital center of the city and doesn t support the city with any rural amenities The suburban model seems destined for failure because it does not take seriously the redemptive possibilities within the city p 43While reading On Writing Well I think I found the perfect description of the sort of suburb the author is railing against This is from John McPhee s Coming Into the Country a book about Alaska the section devoted to the uest for a possible new state capitalAlmost all Americans would recognize Anchorage because Anchorage is that part of any city where the city has burst its seams and extruded Colonel Sanders Anchorage is sometimes excused in the name of pioneering Build now civilize later But Anchorage is not a frontier town It is virtually unrelated to its environment It has come in on the wind an American spore A large cookie cutter brought down on El Paso could lift something like Anchorage into the air Anchorage is the northern rim of Trenton the center of Oxnard the ocean blind precincts of Daytona Beach It is condensed instant AlbuerueMaybe most importantly Jacobsen s book instructs the reader in a basic glossary of terms for good urban planning mixed use LULU critical mass density human scale

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Review Î Sidewalks in the Kingdom New Urbanism and the Christian Faith The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Al opportunities to initiate friendship and share faith in ChristHelpful features include a glossary a bibliography and a description of New Urbanism Pastors city dwellers and those interested in urban ministry and development will be encouraged by Sidewalks in the Kingd. I loved this book because it merged two major aspects of my life christianity and urban planning It really makes you think about how our cities shape our lives and how our faith should influence not only how we live but where we choose to live It can be pretty convicting at times noting how Americans have basically created false gods out of the notions of individualism and freedom as opposed to living among one another and loving each other as Christ loved usA little warning the author is extremely anti suburban and pretty preachy about it His tone is sometimes distracting from the points that he s trying to make So if you re not used to this point of view it can be pretty shocking You might want to start with Suburban Nation first I definitely didn t agree with all of his arguments but it does make you think And as somebody currently living in a city it makes me think about how I should be seizing opportunities and really becoming part of the communityOn a side note I love when books you read cite other booksauthors you have recently read On the same page this book referenced Ray Oldenburg and Robert Putnam and that just made me happy Levels of Life encouraged by Sidewalks in the Kingd. I loved this book because it merged two major aspects of my life christianity and urban planning It really makes you think about how our cities shape our lives and how our faith should influence not only how we live but where we choose to live It can be pretty convicting at times noting how Americans have basically created false gods out of the notions of individualism and freedom as opposed to living among one another and loving The Face on the Milk Carton extremely anti suburban and pretty preachy about it His tone is sometimes distracting from the points that he s trying to make So if you re not used to this point of view it can be pretty shocking You might want to start with Suburban Nation first I definitely didn t agree with all of his arguments but it does make you think And as somebody currently living in a city it makes me think about how I should be seizing opportunities and really becoming part of the communityOn a side note I love when books you read cite other booksauthors you have recently read On the same page this book referenced Ray Oldenburg and Robert Putnam and that just made me happy

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Review Î Sidewalks in the Kingdom New Urbanism and the Christian Faith The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free T and structure of the cityJacobsen emphasizes the need to preserve the nourishing characteristics of traditional city life including shared public spaces thriving neighborhoods and a well supported local economy He explains how urban settings create unexpected and natur. I was open to the argument of the book and pleased to be made to think about city planning and the role of the city in Christian theology but I was ultimately left unpersuaded by much of the argumentation


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    [Pdf Read] (Sidewalks in the Kingdom New Urbanism and the Christian Faith The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series) Eric O. Jacobsen ☆ 2 Read Summary æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Eric O. Jacobsen A wonderful book introducing Christians to New Urbanism and explaining the need to build and encourage communities at the civic level I especially liked sections about the importance of having to deal with strangers as individuals and as a com

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  • Paperback
  • 190
  • Sidewalks in the Kingdom New Urbanism and the Christian Faith The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series
  • Eric O. Jacobsen
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 9781587430572