Saturday night, thirty anarchists dressed in black with their faces covered and stormed through a street in downtown Hamilton. They smashed business storefronts and parked cars to protest the changes in our city; specifically the gentrification of that street.
This was the same weekend we helped host a conference in which more than five hundred people, representing over thirty churches, talked about the changes facing our city; including gentrification and affordable housing.
And the gospel text for this week? Jesus destroying the temple.
What is a Christian response to a changing city? What should we make of smashed windows? And what does it have to do with the upside-down Kingdom of God?
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