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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Food, Faith, and God’s Good Creation

January 20, 2014
Lenten Rose

– Andy Wade – In Sabbath experience, the deep meaning of creation is revealed as the freedom of each creature to realize its God-given potential, and in that freedom to offer its worship back to God. — Norman Wirzba In preparation for writing with Christine Sine the sequel to her book, To Garden with God, […]

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Be Born in Us Today

December 24, 2013
Advent Bus

– Andy Wade – What does it mean? “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Every year, at least once a year, we hear these […]

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Coming Home to Emmanuel

December 17, 2013
Hood River Warming Shelter

– Andy Wade – This past Sunday marked the 28th day the Hood River Warming Shelter has been open this season. I’m reminded how, for some who have “no place the lay their head”, the days seem to drag on – especially those frigid winter days when you’re desperately waiting for the shelter doors to […]

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Manifest Imagination – reprise

October 14, 2013
Manifest Destiny

–by Andy Wade – Here in the United States, as another Columbus Day rolls around it seems appropriate to remember what that meant for the people already occupying the land he “discovered”. But the US is not alone in its shady past. Many countries in addition to the US have histories of colonialism and violence, […]

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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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At the Crossroads of Imagination and Global Need

April 16, 2013
David Begbie, Crossroads International

– by Andy Wade – Looking for innovative ways to help the world? This TEDx talk from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will definitely push your imagination into high gear! David Begbie will stretch your vision of what’s possible – and just might inspire you to move beyond your current expectations. My wife, […]

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50 Challenging Days

April 12, 2013
Water Pump

– by Andy Wade – During Lent we posted several articles about The Overflow Project, ending with a call to join “The 50-Day Challenge”. At Mustard Seed Associates, we didn’t want to just post about good things that are happening, we want to participate in them! That’s why we personally took up the challenge. Periodically […]

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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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The Overflow Project: Q & A

March 8, 2013

Q & A with Founder and Executive Director, Brian “Wolt” Wolters The Overflow Project (TOP) is a non-profit organization changing lives through simple living and generous giving. Through a 50-Day Challenge that runs Easter – Pentecost, TOP encourages people to think twice about the money they spend each day and consider how they could contribute […]

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