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About this event
Hosted by the CNU Members Christian Caucus (CNU-MCC) & supporting partners
This online event brings two communities of Christians together, pastors and professional placemakers--that is architects, urban designers, planners, and developers--for a learning exchange. The purpose is to equip the church to better love and serve people by helping to design, build, and retrofit neighborhoods, towns, and cities so people can flourish.
The built-environment, that is the physical design of the streets, parks, stores, offices, houses, etc., that communities inhabit, is often overlooked as an area that exercises a big impact on human wellbeing. LYN:3 provides an opportunity for Christian leaders to learn biblical insights and pick up practical tools for placemaking by the church for the church, and for the common good.
This is the third year the CNU Members Christian Caucus has hosted LYN. Normally we meet during the annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), which is hosted in a different city each year, but this year due to the pandemic CNU is moving online and so are we. Although we will miss our face-to-face gathering and experiencing Minneapolis/St. Paul, are excited about this opportunity to reach people from all over the country and around the world through our partners, the Urban Shalom Society, Proximity Project, and the Parish Collective.
LOVE THY NEIGHBORHOOD: PASTORING, PLACEMAKING, AND LOVING PEOPLE
Jonathan Brooks - Senior Pastor, Canaan Community Church, Chicago
WHY WALK SCORE SHOULD MATTER TO PASTORS
Eric Jacobsen, PhD - Lead Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA
FAITH & URBANISM DESIGN AWARD PRESENTATION
COMMUNITIES OF FAITH AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Lee Hardy, PhD - Professor of Philosophy, Calvin University
BOOK DISCUSSION OVER LUNCH
Eric Jacobsen, author of "Three Pieces of Glass: Why We Feel Lonely in a World Mediated by Screens" (Brazos, 2020)
PANEL DISCUSSION: URBAN LIFE AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
Ryan VerWys - President and CEO of Inner City Christian Federation Grand Rapids, Ml
Rob Ward, PhD - Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences University of Kansas
Chris Miller, PhD - Architecture Program Director and Professor Department of Art, Benedictine College
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