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Sharing Economy – redeux

Sharing Economy – redeux

– by Andy Wade – Originally posted in May, 2011 This past week, Christine wrote two posts on her blog, Godspace, about collaborative consumption and the new shared economy. These are great (and challenging) posts worthy of a read. I’m challenged by the fact that the world seems ahead of much of the church in(…)

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Free!

Free!

– Tom Sine — How can you be “free” to use your money and time on what matters most? Mark Scandrette can help you answer that question in his new book Free: Spending Your time and Money on What Matters Most. Mark is one of the most poetic and prophetic young leaders I know. And(…)

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Free does not always mean “Free”!

Free does not always mean “Free”!

– Andy Wade — Free does not always mean “Free”! I learned that lesson at Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book launch this past Saturday. Hey, how was I to know? It says, “Free” right on the cover! I guess I should have read the fine print: “Spending your time and money on what matters most”.(…)

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What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

– Tom Sine from Oz — Here is the picture that our friends at Murrubeema Baptist Church in Melbourne sent us after our time with them Saturday June 15th trying to answer this week’s question…. “What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?” As you can see in the picture I apparently sent our Baptist(…)

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MacGyver Magic

MacGyver Magic

– by Cindy Todd — MacGyver…now there was a creative guy! Not sure how many of you recall the show, way back in the late 80’s early 90’s. MacGyver was some kind of secret government agent guy who was incredibly creative at problem solving. He could make a sound barrier to ward off the bad(…)

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Igniting the Divine Spark

Igniting the Divine Spark

– by Cindy Todd — Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house Matthew 5:15 Many of you have likely read about my unlikely journey into soapmaking.  It was a pretty interesting path.  First unemployment(…)

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Racing Towards the Fiscal Cliff January 1…

Racing Towards the Fiscal Cliff January 1…

Racing Towards the Fiscal Cliff January 1… Are you prepared to help your family and your neighbors — by Tom Sine — When Sandy hit Christians were ready! Methodists, Baptists and Lutherans were ready. Roy Riley, the ELCA bishop of New Jersey, said “we were blessed to have the weekend for families and communities to(…)

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Power to the People!

Power to the People!

by Steve Kimes — While Linda was on the street, she was always called “Mom,” especially by the young street kids. She was a grandmother who adores little ones, but don’t get in her way. She’ll tell you what she thinks of you without hesitation, and she’ll keep all the young ones in line. The(…)

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What Kind of Future? – part two

What Kind of Future? – part two

by Tom Sine — “What kind of a future do you want?” This is a question that many Americans are asking as the US presidential election will finally be concluded on Tuesday. The two candidates do have very different visions for the future of the United States. In the coming months we will see the(…)

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The Story of Change

The Story of Change

– by Andy Wade — Annie Leonnard’s newest video, The Story of Change, is a timely piece to insert into Chris Holcomb’s series of experiments living on $2 a day. It’s not just about knowing what’s wrong or even how to shop more justly/sustainably, it’s about getting involved in community. That’s a big part of(…)

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