Tag Archives: Design and Handwork

The Gospel According to Halo

“You know, Marlin, I’ve been thinking…Halo is kind of like the Gospel.” These were the first words of a conversation I had with a college student, Nate, who had just become a Christian. In case you’re unfamiliar, Halo is a … more »

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Designing Visual Grammar: An Interview with Nathan Klose

This is a re-post of the original interview, posted on July 3, 2014 by Adam Joyce Missio interviewed Nathan Klose about his work designing spaces as the Creative Director of Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles. Adam Joyce: What makes a good … more »

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Architecture as Peacemaking

Every summer, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) brings together practitioners from around the world interested in augmenting their training in peace and conflict transformation. This year, a new course was offered on architecture 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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Lenten Lights

This is the eighth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. It is early morning when I head into the living room via the coffee pot in the kitchen. On autopilot, I take a tall mug out of … more »

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Tacit Touch: Massage as Vocation and Art

“… Some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the … more »

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The Tailor’s Prayer

Missio happened upon this prayer in Pamela Joy Anderson’s recently released memoir, You are the Needle and I am the Thread (WestBow Press, 2014). Mark Noll mentions it as well in his book on church history, Turning Points; and we’ve discovered it … 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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The LEGO Movie and the Metaphysics of Creativity

What does it take to be creative? Or, for you to be creative? What sort of person creates the next artistic masterpiece or technological advance? In thoroughly entertaining, action-packed cinematography, the LEGO Movie can help us explore these questions. Truly, … more »

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The Art of Mechanics

[Editor’s Note: Missio first told Julio’s story about discovering the value of his vocation as an auto mechanic just about one year ago. If you didn’t get a chance to read it then, we hope you enjoy it now.] “My … more »

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