It’s a symptom of affluence more than poverty.
The good news about collective and institutional sin is that, like individual sin, it can be redeemed.
Amid rising homelessness, congregations are building affordable housing.
I see the people I'm protesting against when I get my mail, or sort my laundry.
In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.
People are rightly disgusted by buildings with separate entrances for low-income residents. But churches have side-door people, too.
Don’t be fooled by the news out of Detroit: cities are cool again. One of the big takeaways from the 2010 census was that, after a century-long love affair with suburban subdivisions, affluent Americans are jumping back on the (worldwide) urbanizing bandwagon. For a new generation of hipsters, yuppies and retirees, city living is not only aesthetically and culturally preferable. It is an essential piece of a progressive lifestyle. This sensibility springs from a degree of historical consciousness.