We Christians love to debate the topic of "place." Where should we live? What goes in to making that decision? What "should "go in to making that decision? Recently that discussion has been relatively one-sided: City living wins
There isn't a lot of love for the suburbs these days, even among Evangelical Christians. When Millennials talk about where we (want to) live, the two extremes of the spectrum end up with most of the conversation. It's either the bustling, interconnected urban life or the romantic and idyllic rural existence.
Those sprawling, car-dependent suburbanites are largely ignored or scoffed at, along with churches and Christians living in them. And while many Evangelical Christians live in the suburbs, even in their circles there is a drumbeat of negativity towards the suburban lifestyle.
Follow along as Keith Miller defines the suburbs in a new way. Rather than demonizing the suburbs as comfortable, legalistic, racist, downstream, wasteful, lonely, or ugly, Miller points to the roots of these feelings, bringing perspective and balance to the discussion.
Let's take a look at the hidden value in these uncool zip codes.