One of the things that came out of my brief stint in the Doctor of Ministry program was that I was forced to review a couple of books that I have always been meaning to review.
One such book was Richard Florida’s Cities and the Creative Class. Florida has his finger on the pulse of the this unique cultural group, many of
which are attending emergent/ing type church communities . . . but
don’t let them know that. My review gives my take on how/why this research can/should be considered by urban churches. If you want to read the full review, I back-posted the FULL TEXT HERE.
If you are interested in more around this urban creative community I would also recommend the following books:
- Also by Richard Florida: The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life and The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent. In addition to reading the books, also check out the blog, Creativity Exchange.
- The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World by Paul Ray ans Sherry Ruth Anderson;
- The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators by Charles Landry