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Wait, Few Things are Needed?

Living in Washington D.C., the mecca of the politics, one rarely hears words like Jesus’ to Martha in Luke 10 – “few things are needed.” The DC culture promotes juggling many activities simultaneously so you can advance as quickly as … more »

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Stumbling Along, Longing for Grace

Stumbling along, longing for grace. I don’t think we do better than that… in any part of life. Last week we spent Sunday morning with the people who call themselves Grace Vancouver, and I found myself reflecting on its name, … 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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Missio on Joseph: FanDuel, Dorothy Sayers, and Joseph

Sports are one the most enjoyed and exclusive past times in the whole world. Virtually every country has a national sport, and every four years each of those countries vies for a spot in one of a dozen major international … more »

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What Is Missio?

Steve Garber, the founder and principal of The Washington Institute, is wont to say that “Vocation is integral, not incidental, to the Missio Dei.”  These are profound words, because almost none of us seem to actually believe that.  We pray … more »

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Missio Advent: The Virgin Conception – The Inauguration of a New Creation

During Advent, Missio is concurrently running two series.  On Mondays and Wednesdays Cameron Barham, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Kennesaw, GA provides Advent devotions from the Gospel of Matthew.  On Fridays, Drew Masterson of The Washington Institute provides … more »

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Missio Advent: What’s in a Family Tree? (Part 1)

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 3: Trinity, Idolatry, Twitter, and Facebook

In the current blog series on communication technologies, we have sought to bring attention to the way in which the specific form of communication influences both the content and user. This is to say that when technology is used as … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 2: We made Twitter, but it also makes us…

The average American spends unprecedented amounts of time in front of digital screens each day. The Guardian recently reported that in 2014 one trillion photos were taken across the globe, including an estimated 30 billion selfies. Over the last century, … more »

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Conversation: Discerning Vocation as a Community

[Editor’s note: This is the third, and final, post in the “Slow Work of Life” series, a collaboration between TWI’s Missio and Slow Church exploring the patient ways that vocation can be cultivated in a community through particular communal disciplines. Read the first post, by Josh Stoxen, … more »

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