Sean Benesh

Vespas, Cafes, Singlespeed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters: Gentrification, Urban Mission, and Church Planting

Vespas, Cafes, Singlespeed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters: Gentrification, Urban Mission, and Church Planting by Sean Benesh
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nonfiction Politics, Religion
For readers of:Timothy Keller, Alan Hirsch, Michael Frost, Richard Florida, Edward Glaeser
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Print Length322
ISBN978-1492846345
PublisherUrban Loft Publishers
Publication DateFebruary 15, 2014
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Gentrification is a complex process that historically has created dividing lines between the haves and have-nots. In urban renewal, there are clear winners and losers as neighborhoods and districts become revitalized. On the plus side, there is a reclamation and preservation of grand historic buildings, homes and edifices alongside renewed economic vitality. On the negative side, gentrification means many minorities and lower-income families, who for years had called the old neighborhood home, are getting pushed to the urban periphery because they cannot afford to live there anymore. In light of these competing if not contradictory values, how should Christians respond? Is there a biblical and theological foundation on which to build such a response? Vespas, Cafes, Singlespeed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters takes a look beneath the surface of this phenomenon to uncover and present a Christian response to this city-changing movement.

About the Author

Sean Benesh teaches in Portland, Oregon at Warner Pacific College and Multnomah University. His books and teaching focus on active transportation, a theology of the city, and gentrification. Email: sbenesh@warnerpacific.edu. www.seanbenesh.net

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