Episode 255: Tim Keller on The Vanishing Neighbor & Polarization

In cities today, people are dividing more often than uniting and coming together.

In Episode 255 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we wanted to share snippets of Tim Keller’s talk at our last Church Planting Fellowship Network in November 2017 where he shared 5 trends in urban cities. In this episode, Tim talks specifically about the trends of the vanishing neighbor & polarization. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Three levels of human connectivity, and how they are vastly changing in cities today. 
  • Why people are increasingly polarizing themselves within in cities.

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Neighbors once greeted each other with cookies when they moved into an area. More recently, individuals tend to avoid eye contact with neighbors and don’t even know their names. This is a day and age of next-door-strangers.”–@timkellernyc
  • “People used to know each other within cities, and cities felt more like villages. In the urban life today, the village is going away.”–@timkellernyc
  • “There is an increase in loneliness in cities.”–@timkellernyc
  • “Polarization occurs when an issue divides people and results in resistance and hostility because of differences.”–@timkellernyc
  • “People are dividing more often than uniting and coming together.”–@timkellernyc
  • “When you become a healthy, one another’s, alternate-Kingdom community, the more the gospel you are preaching will come to life and be compelling to those who are far from God.”@danielsangi

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