Tag Archives: Al Hsu

Commuting and suburbs negatively affects civic engagement

Is increased movement and suburbanization to blame for the falling rates of civic engagement, including church-going? In the USA, Robert Putnam suggests that the amount people move cannot be held responsible because ‘mobility has not increased at all over the … Continue reading

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First, listen…

Continuing through the book Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church by Angela Shier-Jones, she moves onto think about preparing for a pioneering role or fresh expression. Many churches and ministries can be incredibly creative and hugely successful in drawing … Continue reading

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The Suburban Christian

Al Hsu‘s book The Suburban Christian is an interesting and thought-provoking read. Written primarily for the American Christian market, he aims to make sense of the design, challenges and opportunities for mission that can be found in suburban America (and … Continue reading

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Suburban Community

I’m shortly going to move to a new-build suburb on the edge of a well-connected town in England. My job as a pioneer minister is to forming a cohesive community on the new-build estates and to help establish fresh expressions … Continue reading

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