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Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood? 0

– 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 0

– 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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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole 0

– 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

Food, Faith, and God’s Good Creation

– 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

Be Born in Us Today

– 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

Coming Home to Emmanuel

– 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

Manifest Imagination – reprise

–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?

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

– 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

At the Crossroads of Imagination and Global Need

– 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

50 Challenging Days

– 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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