Resources on Loving Our City

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Resources on Loving Our City

Pastor Duane Smets

God calls us to love cities and commit to them.  This has been a big passion of my life and the reason why I live in and planted a church in San Diego.  Below are resources you can use in sorting through whether this is the city God has called you to be.


San Diego For Life – Duane Smets
The Importance of the City – Duane Smets
A Theology of the City – Tim Keller
Hate the City, Love the City – Jonathan Dodson
A Vision of SD as a Great City of the 21st Century – Mary lyndon & Michael Stepner
SD Cost of Living Calculator – Zac Self


The Meaning of the City – Jacques Ellul 
Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome – Rodney Stark
City of God – St. Augustine
The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture and the Church – Stephen Um & Justin Buzzard