community, organization, urban, church, cities, society, neighborhood problems, social, metropolitan, theology
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A modern city, H. G. Wells once remarked, looks like '"something that burst an intolerable envelope and splashed." The unsightliness of our urban jungles has grown even worse since, and the process of disintegration runs on apace. The Bureau of the Census estimates that some 135 million Americans now live in metropolitan areas. By the year 2000, it predicts, 80 percent of our 330,000,000 citizens will be a put of our urbanized communities, which are expanding at the rate of 3,000 aces per day. All this goes on without benefit of comprehensive planing in terms of moral and spiritual values.
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Scharlemann, Martin H.
"The Church in Community Organization,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 37, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol37/iss1/22