I was not interested in an official city logotype or a slogan. City logotypes do little and slogans are a sign of insecurity. If your place needs a slogan, it has a problem. A brand is not just a logotype, it’s a set of values that are communicated through actions.
— Peter Saville, consultant creative director for Manchester, England
Source: The Atlantic Cities blog
The Gospel is a powerful testimony of grace and brokenness for the secular city. In the fall of man, we love to build ourselves up to maximum boasts and radical displays of self-sufficiency apart from the Lord. This display is visibly featured in the city: we love to invest in highly lucrative businesses or build up lavish homes in our cities. …
But the Gospel does not testify to self-sufficiency; it testifies to radical brokenness, real humility, rooted in grace. … But the life of the Gospel, the life of justifying faith, is the life of putting away these self-actualized achievements to the cross of Christ, in knowing a new and better life in His name.
— From “Evangelism, the Lord’s Supper, and the Self-Sufficient City” by Rick Palma