Tag Archives: Care

Culture is Upstream from Politics: 50 Responses

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Peculiar and Unusual Kindness

Over the past month or so, I have been wrestling with the concept of what it looks like to show unusual kindness, what loving others and making oneself vulnerable in a communal way looks like.  How can I, as an … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Othering

A good friend and colleague, Dr. Esther Meek, taught me the importance of asking a stranger to relate his or her story.  When Meek meets a stranger she immediately requests, “Tell me your story.” Sometimes it appears people are waiting … more »

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Conversations With Consequences

Sometimes conversations have consequences. A long time ago, most of 30 years, I met a young man from Richmond, VA, in a summer study program on the Chesapeake Bay. Set on a beautiful old farm near St. Michaels, we called … more »

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