Contemporary evangelical theology and missionary practice of the urban church are sorely in need of a solid theology of place. The author looks to the biblical narrative for guidance, and finds a pilgrim church called out and sent back to the world on God’s mission as redemptive agents to specific places and concrete contexts.
Sean is married to his high school sweetheart and they have 3 sons. He is involved in urban ministry in Portland, Oregon in the capacity of adjunct professor, researcher, and church planter. He blogs regularly on various urban themes and topics. He has a DMin from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington and is currently working on a PhD in Urban Studies focusing on urban planning and community development from Portland State University. He is the author of, among others, The Bikeable Church: A Bicyclist’s Guide to Church Planting (2012), and The Multi-Nucleated Church: Towards a Theoretical Framework for Church Planting in High-Density Cities (2012).