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Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

  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 from the Innovative Edge

Slow News from the Innovative Edge

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 one 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

– 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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India’s Garden Game Changer

India’s Garden Game Changer

– 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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News From The Innovative Edge

News From The Innovative Edge

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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The Messiness of Imagination

The Messiness of Imagination

– Andy Wade – Yes, that’s a picture of my desk. If you read my last post about the mess in my garage you might be expecting a similar article here. But you won’t find it! The mess on my desk is quite different from the mess in my garage and that’s a good thing.(…)

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The Art of Healthcare

The Art of Healthcare

– 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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Courting Imagination

Courting Imagination

– Andy Wade — Following on my last post, “Stop Stimulating Me!“, it seemed appropriate to talk about foreplay. At least that’s how Janine Benyus talks about much of the amazing creation that goes on continually right under our noses (video below). The area of bio-mimicry is one that is truly fascinating and is finally(…)

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Are followers of Jesus expected to be changemakers?

Are followers of Jesus expected to be changemakers?

– Tom Sine — Recently when I attended the SOCAP Conference in San Francisco that has an unusual mission…”Accelerating the Good Economy!” I was one of some 1,900 participants. Most of the participants were social innovators or those that wanted to be plus social investors including representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates and the(…)

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Too Big For Their Britches

Too Big For Their Britches

– Andy Wade — From climate change to economic development, women are being touted as the solution to many of our world’s biggest problems. Economist Brad DeLong states, “Only with the coming of female literacy and artificial means of birth control can a society maintain both a slowly-growing or stable population and a substantial edge(…)

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