Seeking the Shalom of the City
Christians are eager to respond to the call to seek the Shalom of the city today. While some ministries such as feeding the poor and environmental care seem obvious, Christians also need to see the various dimensions of the city such as its policies and culture which also shape the city. This book draws from a variety of sources to suggest ways that Christians can do good in these different aspects of city life. It is the biblical concept of Shalom – freedom, unity, wholeness and healing – which forms the overarching vision in this quest to make cities liveable.
About the Author
Kwa Kiem-Kiok (Ph.D Intercultural Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) teaches in the area of missions at East Asia School of Theology, Singapore. A lawyer by training, she also currently sits on several medical ethics committees. She has published a contextual commentary on Matthew (ATA, 2017), written for the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011) and contributes regularly to her home church newsletter. She and her husband, a Methodist pastor, enjoy walking in the outdoors.