‘Finding Holy In The Suburbs,’ with Dr. Ashley Hales

Ashley Hales joins the cast to discuss her book 'Finding Holy in the Suburbs.'

How do Christians live faithfully in the land of too much (i.e., the suburbs)? Here to help answer this question is Dr. Ashley Hales. Dr. Hales joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to talk about consumerism, individualism, busyness, and safety, all topics that she addresses in her new book, Finding Holy In The Suburbs. Join the crew as they go over the history of the suburbs, how they have shaped us, and how Christians can respond.


Intro & overview of the book
What was the impetus behind writing the book?
A history of the suburbs
How to avoid complacency and radical tendencies
How/why we naturally gravitate toward being neighborly to those like us rather than those closest to us
How the symbols of the suburbs cloud our identity
How to be neighborly while being mindful of the safety of our children
How the church can enter the suburbs and create place again, where those in the Western world struggle in finding a place to belong
3 specific things we can do to make a connection to our neighborhood

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