Sharing Economy – redeux

October 28, 2013
The Sharing Economy

– by Andy Wade – Originally posted in May, 2011 This past week, Christine wrote two posts on her blog, Godspace, about collaborative consumption and the new shared economy. These are great (and challenging) posts worthy of a read. I’m challenged by the fact that the world seems ahead of much of the church in […]

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Making a Difference Through Business and Investment

September 25, 2013
SOCAP 2013

– Tom Sine – Have you ever considered creating innovative new ways to make a difference in our troubled world through business and investment? Two weeks ago I was riding the 49 bus down Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. It was exactly the same route that I took by streetcar many decades ago when […]

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What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

June 22, 2013
What does your future hold?

– Tom Sine from Oz – Here is the picture that our friends at Murrubeema Baptist Church in Melbourne sent us after our time with them Saturday June 15th trying to answer this week’s question…. “What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?” As you can see in the picture I apparently sent our Baptist […]

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Part 2: What is you vision of the good life and better future you are looking forward to?

December 18, 2012
upside-down Christmas tree

– by Tom Sine – As we race towards Christmas 2012 and a very uncertain new year, what is your vision of the good life and better future you’re giving your life to? Is the good life of God really simply about getting “a piece of the rock” now and disembodied existence in the clouds […]

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Racing Towards the Fiscal Cliff January 1…

November 26, 2012

Racing Towards the Fiscal Cliff January 1… Are you prepared to help your family and your neighbors – by Tom Sine – When Sandy hit Christians were ready! Methodists, Baptists and Lutherans were ready. Roy Riley, the ELCA bishop of New Jersey, said “we were blessed to have the weekend for families and communities to […]

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And Now a Word from Our Sponsor…

November 14, 2012
delivered - graphic

by Steve Kimes – Years ago there was a group of churches, all of whom had food ministries to the poor of one sort or another, and we were discussing how to do our ministries better.  The question came up: how can we minister to the poor who come to us?  They aren’t looking to […]

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What Kind of Future? – part two

November 6, 2012
Tom Sine

by Tom Sine — “What kind of a future do you want?” This is a question that many Americans are asking as the US presidential election will finally be concluded on Tuesday. The two candidates do have very different visions for the future of the United States. In the coming months we will see the […]

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Not in MY Sanctuary!

October 31, 2012
Poor kicked out

by Steve Kimes – If you’ve been following along, I have been encouraging all churches, everywhere to minister to the poor. For many churches, but not all, this means inviting all kinds of people into their facility, of all faiths, and some with no real faith at all. Let me tell you, when we welcome […]

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For Those Who Have Ears to Hear

October 24, 2012

by Steve Kimes – There is a program in Portland, as well as many other cities, in which the most needy homeless are granted an opportunity to move into an apartment for six months, cost free. The idea behind this is to give a homeless person an opportunity to get off the street permanently. At […]

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Tearing Down the Counter

October 10, 2012
The Counter

by Steve Kimes – Part of a continuing series on poverty, homelessness, and community It was a good night to serve It was cold, but no freezing rain or snow. More than a hundred hungry people from the community were in the basement, waiting in line for a meal. A group from a local church […]

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