The long and short of Chapter 5 is that God takes special concern for the foreigner and stranger because of their unique vulnerability.
Congregations, Neighborhoods, Places is “an attempt to think with congregations, particularly congregations in cities, about how social science can both help churches become more aware of themselves and of those who live around them” (19).
We should never stop looking for new ways to expand our sense of neighborhood; we should never be satisfied that we have found all our neighbors.
Children can help you connect to your local community.
How can those in the hectic years of research . . . not lose touch with the problems within their own local community?