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Slow News from the Innovative Edge

June 13, 2014
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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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Dying for a Change

April 18, 2014
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– Andy Wade –  Tragedy on Longevity Mountain That day is still etched in my mind. It’s been over 25 years since I saw him yet I can still picture his face as if it was yesterday. My wife, Susan, and I were living in Taiwan at the time and were on a much-needed vacation […]

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Food, Faith, and God’s Good Creation

January 20, 2014
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– 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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Working Together for the Common Good

October 7, 2013
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Is there a way to make a difference in these difficult days through the pursuit of the common good? – Tom Sine – Israeli David Shaul and his Palestinian neighbor Ziad Abed are committed to achieving the common good in a deeply conflicted country. They are neighbors, business partners and close friends. Ziad is a […]

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Being Radical, Good Friday

March 29, 2013
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– by Brian “Wolt” Wolters – Over the past several weeks I have found myself coming up with excuses to drive to work instead of ride my bike.  Even before I get in my truck I tell myself, “Oh, one more day of driving and then I’ll start riding my bike,” or even on a sunny […]

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Restoration Village Arts

February 25, 2013

– by Tracy Howe Wispelwey – After a decade of touring I began to seriously re-imagine my work as a performing songwriter and the director of a small nonprofit that has become the umbrella for international artistic collaboration and faith-based activism. In the last several years my husband, Seth, and I, along with a small […]

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Orange Christmas

December 3, 2012

– by Rebecca Joy Tucker – – Four Christmas’ ago, as a new Quaker church planter, I was broke. And it was Christmas. And my mom, since we were children, had always given my brother and I new pajamas on Christmas Eve. The last decade or so, my brother and I have been doing this […]

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Power to the People!

November 21, 2012
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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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Kingdom of God?

November 16, 2012
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by Andy Wade — Our good friends over at Parish Collective recently posted a new video from Sean Gladding (The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost and Found in the Bible.) What is the Kingdom of God? Where is the Kingdom of God? How we answer those questions significantly shapes how we […]

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And Now a Word from Our Sponsor…

November 14, 2012
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by Steve Kimes – Years ago there was a group of churches, all of whom had food ministries to the poor of one sort or another, and we were discussing how to do our ministries better.  The question came up: how can we minister to the poor who come to us?  They aren’t looking to […]

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