spiritual formation

Introducing Our New Summer Intern

July 18, 2014
MSA Intern, Cory Adam Baker

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 […]

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Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

July 10, 2014
Hailey Joy Scandrette

– 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 […]

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Excarnate and the Illusion of Oneness

June 26, 2014

– 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 as […]

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Slow News – Tom Interviewed

June 16, 2014
Slow Church

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: […]

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Community Connections

May 14, 2014
Tom Sine

– 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 […]

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Seven Tons of Sand and a Kiwi

May 7, 2014
Mark Pierson

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.

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Reimagining Lent

March 18, 2014
Reimagining Lent

– 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. […]

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Wait for it…

February 12, 2014
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– 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 […]

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Gasping for Life

February 3, 2014
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– Andy Wade – “Oh God!” Ninety feet underwater I found myself coughing water and grasping for my breathing device. Panic would be an understatement. Hours of training in basic SCUBA, countless dives, and now on one of my certification dives for NAUI Sport Diver, I found myself on the face of an underwater cliff […]

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The Long View

January 28, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us—servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignment. I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s […]

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