— Tom Sine — Journey to Mosaic…. small step towards reconciliation A wake-up call…today’s college students will be the first generation that will inhabit an America that is no longer dominantly white! So how can we all get ready to celebrate our richly multi-cultural future? This is a wonderful opportunity to Social Innovate and Join […]
— Tom Sine — Welcome to a feast of innovation! Christine and I are kicking off this new blog series by hosting A Feast of Innovation in our home next Saturday night with about a dozen friends. We’ve asked our friends to each share some social innovation they are involved with that we will share […]
– Tom Sine – I am looking for people who are finding innovative new ways to give expression to their faith in these uncertain times. Please send me stories of innovation and creativity. “Watershed discipleship” is a creation of Ched Myers and his friends. Ched argues: “…the theological endgame puts humanity in a watershed moment […]
— Tom Sine — Steve Hayner was a dear friend and I will be one of those who will have a hard time imagining the world without him. Steve was “University Pastor” at University Presbyterian Church when I attended there in the early eighties. That is where our friendship began. He was a such a supportive […]
– Tom Sine – Hey friends, This is my first blog post in awhile. I am trying to learn more about what God is stirring up on the innovative edge in these turbulent times: What are creative ways God is igniting your imaginations to create new ways make a difference and be a difference in […]
— Tom Sine — (re-purposed from Jan. 2013) In my last post I asked “Are you ready to embrace the new discipline of daily time in word and prayer as the first step in Living on Purpose in 2015?” On January 1 I asked: “Are you ready to embrace new disciplines to follow Jesus in […]
— Tom Sine — (re-purposed from 2013) January 1 I asked, “Are you ready to embrace new disciplines to follow Jesus in living on purpose in 2015?” This week I am asking, “Are you ready to embrace the new discipline of daily time in word and prayer as the first step in Living on Purpose […]
— Tom Sine — (re-purposed from 2013) Are you ready to embrace new disciplines to follow Jesus in living on purpose in 2015? Last week I asked: “Do you want to start the New Year by ‘living on purpose?’” I outlined one way you might begin to discern how to connect your life more directly […]
— Tom Sine — Welcome back to school! Mother Jones Magazine has reported that college has gotten 12 times more expensive in a single generation. “It wasn’t always like this: the cost of undergraduate education is 12 times higher than it was 35 years ago, far out-pacing inflation. While the Index price of college tuition […]
The following video was taken at a BBQ held at the Mustard Seed House this summer. It is a brief interview with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen, the authors of The New Parish. It includes some beautiful stories of suggested ways to become God’s faithful presence in your neighborhood.
Research guy at MSA, Hospitality guy at the Mustard Seed House
Tom Sine has worked for many years as a consultant in futures research and planning for both Christian and secular organizations. He founded Mustard Seed Associates to assist churches and Christian organizations to evaluate how the world is changing and how we need to change to me more effective in the future. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Tom headed up a development project in Haiti for World Concern, taught at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and at Fuller Seminary in Seattle. Tom also works to help Christian organizations develop a holistic theology of mission and speaks widely at colleges, churches, and missions conferences around the world.
Tom’s most recent book is The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed At A Time. Other books include Mustard seed vs McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future (Baker 1999). Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America’s Culture Wars (Eerdmans 1995) and Live It Up! How To Create A Life You Can Love. (Herald Press 1993) Together he and Christine co-authored Living On Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life (Baker 2002).. and they are still talking to each other!.
Tom has the “gift of disorientation” and has had adventures being lost all over the world… when he travels without Christine. He also has a wonderful gift of hospitality and if you visit Tom and Christine in Seattle you would probably find him in the kitchen experimenting with some Haitian dishes for friends. Or you could find him ripping through a stack of magazines and newspapers to try and make sense of our changing world to feed the MSA web.