Growing up in the Greater Vancouver area, I’ve always had an interest in the intersection between faith and culture. As I’ve engaged urban culture, from walking the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, to meeting personally with mayors, to observing the creativity of urban artisans, I’m convinced that faith, hope and love reflect God’s heart for cities as he sends us into the world (1 Cor. 13:13; Jn. 20:21). And it’s from this conviction that I lead Praxis, Columbia’s one-year urban discipleship program.
“Praxis” literally means ideas and beliefs which are enacted, practiced, and embodied in our everyday lives. For Christians, our “praxis” is the reality that the good news of Jesus is relevant in every situation, in every place, and for every person. Praxis gives students an experience of faith, community, and culture in the city.