Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

– Andy Wade –   Where are you in the story of your neighborhood? Whether you live in a city apartment, urban neighborhood, suburban development, or even a rural setting, this is a really important question to ask.   Last week I posted a reflection, Injustice at the Table, in which I explored the great banquet passage from Luke and asked where we might ...

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August MSA Imaginings

August MSA Imaginings

Moving On But Much To Do   The MSA team has just returned from our Celtic retreat on Camano Island. Attendees felt it was one of the best we have facilitated.   The weather was perfect, the potluck meals lavish, the liturgies and music rich and renewing. Walking prayer trails and the labyrinth, painting our Celtic mural and churning butter filled the afternoon to ...

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Injustice at the Table

Injustice at the Table

– Andy Wade – The best and brightest were invited. But one by one they made excuses for why they couldn't come. Undaunted, the host quickly sent word into the surrounding community – all were welcome, come and dine! Was the point of this story injustice at the table? I hadn't really read this story like that before. But this time ...

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Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Want to join MSA on Kickstarter to help us offer E-courses? Enough said? Go here: Alright, maybe a few of you need a little more. Read on! So, you know all the things that you love about MSA, the inspiring content, the collaborative creativity, the diverse community, and the deep spiritual formation? That’s what we want to offer through a series of ...

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Practical Ways to Help Grow a Village

Practical Ways to Help Grow a Village

Doug Woods shares practical ways you can help grow the village. If you like Doug's ideas, or have another idea about how you can help, please Email us and let us know! Would you like to contribute financially to make Mustard Seed Village possible? Follow the link, click - "I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund", and ...

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The Backyard Metaphor for Life

The Backyard Metaphor for Life

– Andy Wade – The backyard is really a living metaphor for life. A quick look yields some obvious points: You reap what you sow. Some things simply can't be rushed. Planning and preparation yield the greatest results. There will always be pests. Many of the things you thought were pests actually have an important role to play – they just need to be better understood. There will ...

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Slime Mold – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

Slime Mold – You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

– Andy Wade – OK, I'm tired of headlines like that. “Click me! Click me!” But it's really how I felt the other day. Slimed! What the ….? As we drove into our driveway after a week away I noticed this large bright yellow patch in the garden. Did someone dump paint? Wait, did a dog throw up there? I got out 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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Slime Mold – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

July 3, 2014
slime mold

– Andy Wade – OK, I’m tired of headlines like that. “Click me! Click me!” But it’s really how I felt the other day. Slimed! What the ….? As we drove into our driveway after a week away I noticed this large bright yellow patch in the garden. Did someone dump paint? Wait, did a […]

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Excarnate and the Illusion of Oneness

June 26, 2014

– Andy Wade – The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as […]

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Millennial Panel Discussion

June 24, 2014
Jon Plummer

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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Entertaining Angels Unaware

June 20, 2014
Sacred Space

I met Stefan at an evening we hosted in collaboration with The Overflow Project at the beginning of the year. He was looking for work, and we soon had him mowing lawns, weeding gardens and transforming a neglected space into a beautiful sacred space to sit and contemplate. I am looking forward to facilitating my […]

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A Millennial Talks About Millennials

June 18, 2014
Jon Plummer

– Jon Plummer – Jon Plummer, a graduate student at Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, profiles the millennial generation at a conversation on challenges facing the millennial generation in the future. Jon is a current student at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and will be graduating in June 2014 with a Masters […]

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Slow News – Tom Interviewed

June 16, 2014
Slow Church

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

June 14, 2014
Slow Church

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

June 13, 2014
Slow Church

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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Taking Intersectionality Underground

June 6, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Last week I explored intersectionality from the perspective of how we see life and how, by not paying attention to the multitude of influences on our lives and communities, we can easily move to ideas and “solutions” which only make a situation worse. Today I want to go underground. If you […]

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Tom Interviews Tim Nafziger

May 31, 2014
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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