For those of you who are interested in what I have been blogging about the last few days, here are the books/papers that I drew my info from. Some of these are a great place to being exploring God’s heart for urban ministry. I would also recomend Tim Keller’s upcoming book Center Church.
Branson, Mark Lau and Martinez, Juan F. Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2011.
Butterworth, Douglas and Chance, John K. Latin American Urbanization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Castles, Stephen and Miller, Mark J.. The Age of Migration. New York: Guilford Press, 2009.
Conn, Harvie and Ortiz, Manuel. Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City, and the People of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001.
De La Torre, Miguel. Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2004.
Fischer, Claude. The Urban Experience. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1984.
Flanagan, William G. Contemporary Urban Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge Universtity Press, 1993.
Glasser, Arthur F. Announcing the Kingdom. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.
Gornik, Mark R. To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.
Gudykunst, William. Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishers, 2004.
Hanciles, Jehu J.. Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2008.
Jenkins, Philip. God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis. New York: Oxford, 2007.
Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Keller, Timothy. Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just. New York: Dutton, 2010.
Little, Kenneth. Urbanization as a Social Process. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974.
Palen, John. The Urban World. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.
Portes, Alejandro and Rumbaut, Rubén G.. Immigrant America: A Portrait. Berkeley: UC Press, 2006.
Stassen, Glen and Gushee, David. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2003.
Tiersma, Jude. “What Does it Mean to be Incarnational When we are not the Messiah.” In God So Loves the City, eds. Charles Van Engen and Jude Tiersma, 7-25. Monrovia: MARC, 1994.
White, Randy. Journey to the Center of the City: Making a Difference in an Urban Neighborhood. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996.
Wright, Christopher. The Mission of God. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2006.