Tiffany Owens Reed unpacks how suburbs, towns and cities can impact their inhabitants. She talks about how understanding the way a city works can impact ministry, allowing churches to better serve their congregants and steward their neighborhoods. She also reveals how churches can better reflect the incarnational gospel where life happens in the daily interactions among residents.
Check out her free resource City Discoveries Toolkit.
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- The historical backdrop of redlining in American cities
- The importance of knowing the local story and what can be changed now
- How pastors are uniquely positioned to advocate in poor communities
ABOUT THE GUEST:
A graduate of The King’s College and former journalist, Tiffany Owens Reed is a New Yorker at heart, currently living in Texas. She curates content for Cities Decoded, an educational platform designed to help ordinary people understand cities.
Follow her on Instagram @citiesdecoded.
SCRIPTURE RELATED TO EPISODE:
01:33 – Intro, Design Decisions Impacting Human Interaction, Values and Gospel
06:25 – American Cities Shaped by Redlining
07:51 – Consumerism, Cultivating Suburbia and the Backdrop for Redlining in America
10:59 – Different Cities, Same Story for Cities in Global History
13:29 – The Literal History of Redlining in America
15:12 – Urban Renewal, Urban Destruction and Curated Suburbs
19:22 – Frameworks to Help Churches Serving Urban Communities
20:13 – Localism
22:21 – Working Strategically
23:38 – Understanding the Local Story
25:50 – Mind the Gap
27:12 – Advocating and Knowing What You Can Change Now
28:16 – How Pastors Can Make a Difference in Communities
30:02 – Churches Advocating for Urban Communities in the Local Public Sector
31:12 – Patterns of Living in Brooklyn, NY and Waco, TX
35:01 – The Power of Proximity in Forming Relationships
39:07 – The Absence of Public Space
42:12 – Contacting Tiffany Owens Reed
43:15 – Joke: Melon and Marriage
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