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Worship and Church Life in 'Forsaken' Neighborhoods

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar

This session engaged with the themes of pastor, hip-hop artist, and author Jonathan Brooks’ book Church Forsaken, including a profound exploration of a ‘theology of place,’ which unpacks the vocational implications of Jon Fuller’s claim that “there are no God-forsaken places, just church-forsaken places.” We explored insights from life in Christ in the neighborhoods of Chicago, Richmond, Grand Rapids, and more. The session that weaved together the prophetic exhortation, inspirational narratives of God’s work, and practical suggestions for fruitful ministry, including questions you can bring home to probe what an even more robust life in Christ could look like in your neighborhood.