The Art of Healthcare

February 26, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Christine put me on to this news piece (below) about how art is being used creatively as a means of barter for healthcare. Both my children have spent multiple hours in hospitals for various surgeries and I have to say, the artistic creativity in the hallways and waiting rooms was often […]

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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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August 30, 2013
Mark Scandrette Free

– Tom Sine – How can you be “free” to use your money and time on what matters most? Mark Scandrette can help you answer that question in his new book Free: Spending Your time and Money on What Matters Most. Mark is one of the most poetic and prophetic young leaders I know. And […]

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What is the call to “radical Christian discipleship” all about?

July 27, 2013
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

– Tom Sine – Last week I talked about roasting and honoring Ron Sider. This week I want to explain one of the major reasons so many of us honor Ron….he introduced us to the concept of “radical Christian discipleship.” He called followers of Jesus to a more radical approach to whole life discipleship and […]

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Free does not always mean “Free”!

July 22, 2013
Free: Spending your time and money on what maters most

– Andy Wade – Free does not always mean “Free”! I learned that lesson at Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book launch this past Saturday. Hey, how was I to know? It says, “Free” right on the cover! I guess I should have read the fine print: “Spending your time and money on what matters most”. […]

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Why Yesterday’s Expectations Are Ruining Today’s Future

June 7, 2013
Ben Hammersley

– by Andy Wade – Why Yesterday’s Expectations Are Ruining Today’s Future is a compelling and challenging video about our current assumptions regarding collaboration and the work environment. In this video (below), “Technologist Ben Hammersley asks: how do our traditional workplace models conflict with our new internet-driven expectations of how we might live and work […]

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Igniting the Divine Spark – part 2

May 22, 2013
Ignite the Divine Spark!

– by Cindy Todd – I’ve been slow to write up a debrief, report, summary of the “Igniting the Divine Spark” workshop that I facilitated at Mustard Seed House on March 16. So here goes. The intent and the vision of the workshop was to help followers of Christ to recognize the divine light that […]

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Don’t be Intimidated, be Inspired!

March 25, 2013
Love Bombs

– by Andy Wade – That’s right, Don’t be intimidated, be inspired! Those are the words I’m hearing right now and I want to share with you. Often times we hear about all the amazing things people are doing and, because we’re just getting started, we feel intimidated, overwhelmed, and stuck. But it doesn’t have […]

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How Not to be Imaginative

March 14, 2013
Inner Pirate

– by Cindy Todd – I like to call it “losing my inner pirate” Sure. You have one. We all do. To use the phraseology we’ve been getting accustomed to these past few weeks, it’s also losing touch with that Divine Spark we’ve been working to re-identify and re-ignite. Here are a few guaranteed ways […]

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Gangster Gardening

March 10, 2013
Garden Fresh Vegetables

– by Andy Wade – Gangster Gardening. That’s what South Central LA resident, Ron Finley, said was needed to transform his neighborhood. Perhaps it’s also the attitude we need to take on as we look for creative ways to build sustainable-living communities. Like so many urban centers, there’s a lack of fresh, healthy foods and […]

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