Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

August 19, 2014
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– 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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The Backyard Metaphor for Life

July 8, 2014
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– 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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Slime Mold – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

July 3, 2014
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– 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 […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

May 30, 2014

– 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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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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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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Seven Tons of Sand and a Kiwi

May 7, 2014
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In this segment of News for the Innovative Edge, Tom interviews worship curator, Mark Pierson. Mark Pierson: worship curator, pastor, and author of The Art of Curating Worship. You can read his guest post about taking worship seriously over on Godspace.

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Innovative Edge – Millennial Generation

April 24, 2014
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In this second episode of “News from the innovative edge”, Tom and Jon explore the millennial generation. Be sure to catch Jon’s post below the video. A Generation of Hope, Hopefully – Jon Plummer – A core piece of my internship lately has been researching the characteristics of the millennial generation (22-33 years old). It […]

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Celebrate Earth Day – Plan a Community Garden!

April 22, 2014
Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden

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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News From The Innovative Edge

April 15, 2014
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This is the first in a series of weekly videos with Tom Sine and Jon Plummer exploring “news from the innovative edge”. Be sure to catch Jon’s blog after the video! Inside Out – Jon Plummer – Kelsey and I (Jon) have decided, in an attempt to add writing to our rhythm of life, to […]

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