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The statues erected at the heart of a community—in a downtown plaza or at a major intersection, say—so often reveal the heart of its residents, their hopes and longings. In our second viewer-created film (made in response to our monuments video), J. R. Briggs takes us on a tour through the center of Lansdale, a suburb of 16,000 on the north side of Philadelphia. There, two monuments echo the longings of the people at Mars Hill, who honored the unknown God without knowing his true name (Acts 17). As you watch the film, from Joel Limbauan, consider how your own neighbors might be longing for the true God, seeking to see his will be done in your city as it is in heaven.

In Lansdale as It Is in Heaven: My City's Glocal Hope

Pastor J. R. Briggs discerns spiritual longing in his city's monuments.
Rethinking the $3,000 Missions Trip

Rethinking the $3,000 Missions Trip

When I learned that kids in my city couldn't swim, I started to rethink how much I'd invested in overseas missions.
Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

For Harrison Higgins, building beautiful furniture is not simply a steady job but a sacrament unto God.
Faith in a Fallen Empire

Faith in a Fallen Empire

Detroit's list of maladies is long. But some Christians' commitment to its renewal is longer.
'Daddy, Why Do People Steal from Us?'

'Daddy, Why Do People Steal from Us?'

How I answered the question would prove crucial to addressing racial divides in our D.C. neighborhood.

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