2018 Seeking the Shalom of the City
Christians are eager to respond to the call to seek the Shalom of the city today. While some ministries such as feeding the poor and environmental care seem obvious, Christians also need to see the various dimensions of the city such as its policies and culture which also shape the city. This book draws from a variety of sources to suggest ways that Christians can do good in these different aspects of city life. It is the biblical concept of Shalom – freedom, unity, wholeness and healing – which forms the overarching vision in this quest to make cities liveable.
Kwa Kiem-Kiok (Ph.D Asbury Theological Seminary) is Lecturer in missiology and inter-disciplinary studies at Biblical Graduate School of Theology. She has taught missions, including urban ministry, at East Asia School of Theology. She has written on a wide range of subjects, including a contextual commentary on Matthew (ATA, 2017), contributed to the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011) and on missions and discipleship generally for her local church newsletter.
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