Geoff and Sherry Maddock have immersed themselves into urban Lexington, KY. Taking cues from Wendell Berry, they have sought to redeem the land and make friends there. Heavily involved in community activism and intentional Christian living, they have a unique story. Much of their presentation was telling their story.
I got a couple of good quotes from their presentation.
"Our greatest sins are nurtured when we worship the wrong things"
"The church is not to be the object of its own affection."
"The neighbors among us wait to be treated as neighbors"--Brueggemann
Check out their website HERE
I wish I had more notes on this topic. Although urban gardening is not my thing, their story was rather interesting.
The centrality of being a good neighbor in ministry and church life