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Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

Insights From The Authors of The New Parish 0

  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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Slow News – Tom Interviewed

Slow News – Tom Interviewed 0

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 0

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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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole 0

– 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

Slow Church Gathering 0

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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Community Connections

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– 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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Planting Fruit Trees is Not for Nomads

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– Andy Wade – A Saying from the Desert Fathers It was said about Abba John the Little that he went away to an old Theban in Scetis who lived in the desert. Once his Abba took a piece of dry wood, planted it, and said to him: Water it every day with a bottle(…)

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Celebrate Earth Day – Plan a Community Garden!

Celebrate Earth Day – Plan a Community Garden! 0

The word “community” gets tossed around a lot these days. Although there are many definitions of community, when we speak about it in the context of faith it should include aspects of relationship-building, a joining together for a greater purpose than ourselves, and reconciliation – be that between races, economic differences, cultures or other areas(…)

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Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1)

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– Andy Wade – Unlike bellybuttons, whether your garden is an innie or an outie actually does say something about you. For most of my life my garden was an innie. Only recently have I begun to explore and appreciate the outtie perspective. This really isn’t about whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, it’s(…)

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Gasping for Life

Gasping for Life

– Andy Wade – “Oh God!” Ninety feet underwater I found myself coughing water and grasping for my breathing device. Panic would be an understatement. Hours of training in basic SCUBA, countless dives, and now on one of my certification dives for NAUI Sport Diver, I found myself on the face of an underwater cliff(…)

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