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How a Garden Grows

How a Garden Grows

– by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — This past Saturday, the alleluias of Easter still resounding in our ears, we got up early for a work day at Rutba House. These things do not happen without some prep work. Two years ago, we noticed that the house next door to ours on Onslow Street was falling down.(…)

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A tour of the Simple Way: New possibilities for community in times like these

A tour of the Simple Way: New possibilities for community in times like these

by tom sine — Last week we described the welcome growth of multi-cultural churches as we head into a new multi-cultural future. This week Brett Anderson will take us on a tour of the Simple Way Community that is located in a multicultural neighborhood in Philadelphia. Brett and his wife Valerie are residents from South(…)

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Mustard seed conspiracy…What are new community possibilities for times like these?

Mustard seed conspiracy…What are new community possibilities for times like these?

by tom sine — As we race into 2012 it is essential that followers of Jesus wake up to the astonishing rate at which our world is changing!  We are told that the global recession is over but many of us in the middle class will never go back to the “old normal’ where we(…)

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New Monasticism as Fresh Expression of Church

New Monasticism as Fresh Expression of Church

Out now, New Monasticism as Fresh Expression of Church, released by Canterbury Press in Britain. Most of the chapters are written by British authors but there are two Americans, Shane Claiborne and Tom Sine. The book explores new expressions of monasticism and community. It is edited by Graham Cray, Ian Mobsby and Aaron Kennedy. The(…)

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