spiritual formation

Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

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– 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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Want to join MSA on Kickstarter to help us offer E-courses? Enough said? Go here: Alright, maybe a few of you need a little more. Read on! So, you know all the things that you love about MSA, the inspiring content, the collaborative creativity, the diverse community, and the deep spiritual formation? That’s what we(…)


Introducing Our New Summer Intern

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MSA is excited to introduce our new summer intern, Cory Adam Baker, graduate student at Seattle Pacific University Seminary. Cory will be with us for 9 weeks engaged in a variety of responsibilities. Monday he helped clear nettles at the Mustard Seed Village. Tuesday we had him lifting windows. Thursday he was at George Community(…)


Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

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– Hailey Joy Scandrette – Last week my dad and I travelled to North Carolina to attend the yearly Wild Goose festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Wild Goose is a four-day event based in Christian spirituality, but with a focus on social justice, art and intentional practice. To quote the website: We(…)


Excarnate and the Illusion of Oneness

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– Andy Wade –   The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even(…)


Slow News – Tom Interviewed

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This is the third of 3 videos recorded at the Mustard Seed House where Tom Sine interviewed John Pattison and Chris Smith about their new book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. In this video John questioned Tom about some of his insights. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church:(…)


Community Connections

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– Tom Sine & Jon Plummer – – Jon Plummer – I was scared but I couldn’t admit it Hatred planted out of fear Fight or flight no choice but to hit it The road, it calls on me my dear -The Avett Brothers, “Apart From Me” Ever since college it was Kelsey and my(…)


Seven Tons of Sand and a Kiwi

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In this segment of News for the Innovative Edge, Tom interviews worship curator, Mark Pierson. Mark Pierson: worship curator, pastor, and author of The Art of Curating Worship. You can read his guest post about taking worship seriously over on Godspace.


Reimagining Lent

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– Andy Wade – Lent is often thought of as a dark, introspective season. Voluntarily I give up, for a season, some part of my life to help me focus on “the journey”. Perhaps it’s chocolate, or coffee, or Facebook, or dining out. Multiple Lenten seasons I’ve participated in this way… and it’s been helpful.(…)


Wait for it…

Wait for it…

– Andy Wade – Hello, your call is important to us. We will take your call in the order received. Your average wait time is approximately… Do you like waiting? I sure hope so because you do a lot of it! (I believe these are all statistics from the USA) Waiting in general (overall) 45-62(…)