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Tom Sine’s blog about simple, imaginative, kingdom of God actions – mustard seeds of hope – plated in a complex and hurting world.

Colleges Got 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation! What can we do about it?

Colleges Got 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation! What can we do about it?

– Tom Sine — Welcome back to school! Mother Jones Magazine has reported that college has gotten 12 times more expensive in a single generation. “It wasn’t always like this: the cost of undergraduate education is 12 times higher than it was 35 years ago, far out-pacing inflation. While the Index price of college tuition(…)

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Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

  The following video was taken at a BBQ held at the Mustard Seed House this summer. It is a brief interview with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen, the authors of The New Parish. It includes some beautiful stories of suggested ways to become God’s faithful presence in your neighborhood.

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Thank God For Millennials

Thank God For Millennials

– Tom Sine – I have read a number of articles in recent times that have been critical of the Millennial generation, comprised of Americans ages 18-33. This is the largest generation in American history of some 80 million people. The reason I find them so encouraging is that they are much more connected to(…)

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Millennial Panel Discussion

Millennial Panel Discussion

This panel discussion was part of the recent conversation about Millennials cohosted by Mustard Seed Associates and Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Jon Plummer, MSA intern and graduate student at Seattle School, gives a rundown of the characteristics of Millennials in this previous video.

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Slow News – Tom Interviewed

Slow News – Tom Interviewed

This is the third of 3 videos recorded at the Mustard Seed House where Tom Sine interviewed John Pattison and Chris Smith about their new book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. In this video John questioned Tom about some of his insights. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church:(…)

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Slow News, Part Two

Slow News, Part Two

We had the joy of hosting Chris Smith and John Pattison at Mustard Seed House as they shared their journey into Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. This is part two of Tom’s interview following the gathering. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way(…)

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Slow News from the Innovative Edge

Slow News from the Innovative Edge

We had the joy of hosting Chris Smith and John Pattison at Mustard Seed House as they shared their journey into Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. This is part one of Tom’s interview following the gathering. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way(…)

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Tom Interviews Tim Nafziger

Tom Interviews Tim Nafziger

Tim is Interim Assistant Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams and, together with his wife, Charletta Erb, are program associates with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries in Oak View, California.

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Community Connections

Community Connections

– Tom Sine & Jon Plummer — — Jon Plummer — I was scared but I couldn’t admit it Hatred planted out of fear Fight or flight no choice but to hit it The road, it calls on me my dear -The Avett Brothers, “Apart From Me” Ever since college it was Kelsey and my(…)

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