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They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name.” (Genesis 11:4)

For many of us, the city is the water we swim in: having grown up and lived our lives in an urban environment, we take it for granted. This summer, we will explore the nature of the city from both spiritual and material perspectives. How does urbanity affect our core assumptions about life and God? Does it help or impede our walk of faith? And most importantly, how can we live a life of obedience in an urban context? To aid us on our journey, we will be reading excerpts from biblical authors, Augustine, Lewis Mumford, and Jacques Ellul, all of whom offer penetrating insights into the matter, including the surprising claim that cities have a spiritual aspect we should not ignore. Come join us at Summer Institute 2021 to study The Meaning of the City.

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