At the same time, Antioch is one of the places in Metro where truly affordable housing for young, working families exists, and one of the few places left with ready interstate access and wide open green spaces for economic development. There is also a truly diverse, multi-racial and ethnic community in the area that brings richness to the city few other areas can offer.
It may not agree with the strident new urbanism crowd that dominates the dialogue in Metro government and wrings their hands about sprawl, but Antioch has a great deal to offer Nashville.
As a resident of Antioch and someone who has been trying to organize our community, I offer a wholehearted Amen to this article in the City Paper. It is one of the few that addresses the possibilities of this place rather than rattling on about the limitations.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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