Requiem for Detroit, Part 1
To reach a community with the gospel you must understand the particular forces & dynamics that have shaped that community. We are called to exegete & understand 2 things – the Scripture AND our surrounding culture. (The book of Acts furnishes plenty of examples of this!) So as part of understanding the context of Detroit we have been diving into its history. Recently Clete discovered a series called Requiem for Detroit, a BBC documentary released this year. In order for you join us in exegeting Detroit we will post on weekends youtube segments of this fascinating documentary.
So what does requiem mean? “A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.” Yes, Detroit, once the nation’s 4th largest city, has undergone decline & decay. But we don’t think it is dead! Why? Because Jesus is alive! Because God breathes on the dead & brings them to life! (Ezekiel 37:1-14, Ephesians 2:1-10) Because God loves the city! (Acts 18:9-10, Revelation 21:1-4)
May these videos help us in being instruments of connecting the people of the 48202 & 48206 zip codes with the life giving message of Jesus!