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Save a River, Heal a People

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It is a story of good cheer.  It is a story of marginalized people in a forgotten corner of the world.  It is story of love overcoming power.  It is a story of those who tend to critters coming together with gift-giving travelers.  It is the story of a dream… a dream of a better […]

Spiritual Friendship: Magi-Style

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Christmas is near and the Nativity story hangs heavy in the air. In our home, Aimee builds a stone and driftwood creche above the fireplace.  In the scene sits an empty manger and a lone cow.  Around the room are placed the characters of Christmas.  The shepherds sit on a “hill” of books watching over […]

Why Do We Listen?

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Yesterday, in a great offering from #OffTheHighway guest, Jon Huckins, we were treated to a discussion on listening.  Not just listening but the presence and power of listening within a missional life in the neighborhood.  Priceless. Now, only the biggest of piss-pots is going to say that listening is bad.  Right?  What kind of a […]

Helping Christians Understand LGBT Related Issues w/ Michael Kimpan: My Response

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Today, in my beloved Portland, Oregon, the Gay Christian Network is hosting their annual conference #GCNConf, themed “Together at the Table.” Welcome GCN to Portland. In the spirit of neighborliness, on today’s #OffTheHighway episode, Michael Kimpan, the Executive Director of the Marin Foundation, offers a library of ideas and resources for those who care enough to better understand […]

New Article Makes Some Daring Claims About the Biblical Gospel

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Just published in Christianity Today/Leadership Journal is a new article that explores the “Biblical” gospel-proclaimed. So often, when discussing the message of the gospel, Christians rely upon passages from the letters of the Apostle Paul (or others) and yet these letters are not even examples of Christians talking to non-Christians, they are instead Christians talking to […]