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Well, That Stinks

Well, That Stinks

– Andy Wade – Well, that stinks! As we floated on our raft down the beautiful Klickitat River we were overcome by a sudden stench. What a stark contrast to the fresh air and stunning surroundings. Although my wife, Susan, and I didn’t see it, we had passed a dead deer at the edge of(…)

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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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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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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Taking Intersectionality Underground

Taking Intersectionality Underground

– 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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