I Can't Breathe: Can the Church Help Our Cities Breathe Again? It Must!

by Robert Davis, DMin, pastor at Denver Park Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, courtesy Ministry Magazine

The desperate plea of Eric Garner, while dying in a chokehold in 2014, mirrors the anguish of the Hebrews, as described in Exodus 6:9. How can a person desperate for air, or sinking under life's burdens, focus attention on the deep questions of life? What can Adventists do to help relieve the pressures that keep urban residents from being able to hear?

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I Want This City

"I Want This City" is a 13-part television series filmed in Bangkok. The series reveals the vastness of the work remaining to be done in major cities, and the painful correlation between mission giving and resources for serving least-reached communities.

"I Want This City" is fun, unconventional, and moving. Show it to your church and inspire them to get involved in reaching cities for Christ. Read more here, or click below to watch.

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The President and the Prophet: He thought he knew what she meant.

by Merle Poirier

"Daniells traveled to Ellen White’s home at Elmshaven, hoping to surprise her with the news of his plans for city evangelism. But when he arrived, he was stopped at the door. The prophet declined to see him, sending a message instead: When he, the General Conference president, was ready to carry out the work that needed to be done, she’d talk to him."

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Cities: An Adventist Challenge

by George R. Knight

Adventism and cities may not always have mixed well. But thanks to recent initiatives, such as Mission to the Cities, that is changing.

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Mudança para a cidade

Por Wendel Lima, editor associado da Revista Adventista

De origem rural e norte-americana no século 19, hoje a Igreja Adventista precisa falar (e ser ouvida) no cenário urbano do século 21

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Tentmakers: Outside the Box

by Homer Trecartin, courtesy Adventist Review

"Some years ago an Adventist couple in Atlanta, Georgia, felt a growing burden to work for the thousands of people who lived in a low-income housing project. . . .

"The family quit their well-paying jobs, took lower-paying positions, sold their middle-class house, and moved into the projects. They began visiting their neighbors, organizing community cookouts, arranging games and activities for neighborhood kids. They were tentmakers."

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