Introducing Our New Summer Intern

Introducing Our New Summer Intern

MSA is excited to introduce our new summer intern, Cory Adam Baker, graduate student at Seattle Pacific University Seminary. Cory will be with us for 9 weeks engaged in a variety of responsibilities. Monday he helped clear nettles at the Mustard Seed Village. Tuesday we had him lifting windows. Thursday he was at George Community Centre helping them establish new ...

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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 Windows Arrive!

The Windows Arrive!

Our first mustard seed village building is taking shape. The windows have arrived and will soon be installed. An exciting next step in our construction. Watch the video below and then click here to find out practical ways you can help grow a village without spending a dime (although we need a lot of dimes too!). Would you like to contribute ...

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Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

-- Hailey Joy Scandrette -- Last week my dad and I travelled to North Carolina to attend the yearly Wild Goose festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Wild Goose is a four-day event based in Christian spirituality, but with a focus on social justice, art and intentional practice. To quote the website: We dream of a movement where everyone is ...

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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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Excarnate and the Illusion of Oneness

Excarnate and the Illusion of Oneness

– 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 you have loved me. (John 17:22-23) As ...

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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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Down the Rabbit Hole

May 30, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Do you ever find yourself reading an article, discovering an interesting link, following that link, and then another and another? That happened to me the other day, appropriately enough beginning with an article exploring intersectionality. This is the first of at least two posts on my journey into “Wonderland”. An idea […]

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Slow Church Gathering

May 27, 2014
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Join Chris Smith and John Pattison at Mustard Seed House in Seattle: When? Monday June 9th at 7pm Where? Mustard Seed House – 510 NE 81st Street in Seattle Join with us as Chris Smith and John Erik Pattison lead a conversation about their new book In Slow Church, inviting us to leave franchise faith […]

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Wood You Help Us?

May 20, 2014
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Watch a slide show of the progress so far and be sure to join us for this year’s Celtic Prayer Retreat when we dedicate the newly completed building!

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Reach for the Sky!

May 16, 2014
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– Andy Wade – By now we’re all well aware of the of the continuing trend toward urbanization. A projected 80% of the world’s population may be living in cities by the year 2050. As the world’s major urban centers bulge, new challenges arise for the millions living in them. One of the bigger challenges […]

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Community Connections

May 14, 2014
Tom Sine

– 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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Hospitality – Opening Doorways to the Kingdom

May 12, 2014
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MSA Imaginings May 2014 Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! (Hebrews 13:2 NIV) These words revolve in my mind today as I remember rich hospitality we have experienced in the last couple of months and anticipate the hospitality to come. Easter is […]

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India’s Garden Game Changer

May 9, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Cities all over the world are growing, and with this growth comes a multitude of challenges. Today India is facing the most rapid increase of urbanization in its history. Facing dangerously declining water levels, increased heat, and vegetables tainted by bacteria and industrial run-off, Prateek Tawari came up with a way […]

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