Episode 28 – Urban Impact

In this episode Michael talks to Dr. Bryan McCabe, pastor, author, and urban missiologist, about a wide range of issues related to urban impact and serving the city from the suburbs.

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  • 2:20 So, Brian, just to begin, I would love to hear a little bit about yourself and how you came to know Christ.
  • 3:42 Tell us about Pittsburgh and, um, and then tell us a little bit about how you came to, to love cities and want to engage cities.
  • 8:49 How do you, um, I don’t know what the right word is, convince people that they can do this. And then what are some, some of the ways that you equip them to be able to, to invest in kids lives?
  • 11:33 Now you describe these kids as having vulnerable circumstances, which I mean can be ripe for some just miscues from the church, maybe intending to do well, but maybe inadvertently taking advantage of some of the vulnerabilities. What are some thoughts you have on that?
  • 14:22 Somewhere along the way you went into do more studies relating to the city, um, study that BKI graduate university. Uh, can you tell us a little bit about that? And how that’s impacted your view of the city and your ministry?
  • 19:35 Ray Bakke just passed recently. I would love just if you would be willing to share a few words about the impact he’s had in your life.
  • 21:33 From your studies when you were getting a chance to work out a lot of this stuff through your dissertation, how did you see that impact your work?
  • 26:53 What are you guys doing to try to address systemic issues in Pittsburgh?
  • 33:13 For our listeners who are around the world, what are two or three things you would say just as advice to those, how they might engage the city, whether it’s some advice or maybe a book to pick up or something that you have to say?
  • 36:04 Where can people access your thinking?