The Christian and Suburbia

For quite some time I’ve wrestled with what it means to be a Follower of Jesus living in suburbia. I’ve preached series on it, dialogued with other staff about it, heck, even the title of my blog touches upon the idea of trying to follow Christ in a culture given to consumerism (which, if anything, describes suburbia. See my inaugural post).

However, I’m not sure I’ve discovered a lot of answers as much as I’ve generated more questions. That’s why I’m excited to begin reading Albert Hsu’s (pronounced “Shee”) The Suburban Christian. I’ve had friends recommend this book and can’t wait to see if it will give me greater insight into how we can better make disciples of those living in the suburbs. Stay tuned.

Yancey Arrington
Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

2 thoughts on “The Christian and Suburbia”

  1. Just finished rereading it. It’s a great read. Very thought provoking. Look forward to talking about it with you.

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