Tag Archives: City

Missio on Gen. 11: Bible, Babble, and Babel

It’s hard not to feel like I live in Babylon, a city of spiraling success and ever-increasing reach.  The Bible’s popular etymology for the name is bluntly mocking: “Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: So Heavenly Minded as to be Earthly Useful

I’ve always been a black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinker, which for the most part has not served me well — because most of life is lived and figured out in the gray areas. If I didn’t get an A on that assignment … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: Still Looking Towards Home

Jeremiah 29 calls us to seek the welfare of the country (or the whole earth) because we will prosper if our land prospers. Human flourishing fulfills that mandate. We are called not to abandon the physical in order to pursue … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: A Poet’s response to a Prophet

A Reflection on Jeremiah 29… At first, when I read this passage, I thought I would attempt to write a thorough essay explaining how I, as an African American women, a product of a divorced parent, in one of the … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: Politics in the Land of Exile

Exile was a concept directly familiar to Israelites.  Israel, though Abraham, Moses, and David, was given many promises.  The Lord would bless and uphold his people.  They were to multiply like the stars of the sky.  The sons of Abraham … more »

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The Babel-onians and the American Dream

In a strange way, reading about the Tower of Babel reminds me of the American Dream. Those builders in the land of Shinar had a twofold goal as they began their tower: they wanted to make a name for themselves … more »

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Feeding a City

Genesis begins with the triune God making mankind in His image, bearing his likeness. Following this act, the new creation is immediately entrusted with dominion over every living, crawling thing. Man is to be fruitful, to subdue the earth and … more »

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On Toronto’s Sidewalks: A Spirituality of Place and the Built Environment

This is a re-post of the original interview, posted on April 16, 2013 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky Born in Finland and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Heikki Walden is a residential real estate agent in Toronto who blogs at City Positive, where … more »

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The Slow Work of Church

Traditional farming is a long, difficult and God-dependent task. So is discipleship. more »

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“The Peace is Ours”: Peacemakers of Colombia

On July 15, in Havana, Cuba, peace talks resumed between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group. During this round, talks focused on the rights and compensation of the victims of over half a century of violence. That same … more »

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