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Missio on Self Reliance: Tolstoy on July 2016

 “Vanity! Vanity! And vanity everywhere, even on the brink of the grave, and among men ready to die for the highest convictions. Vanity!”[1] – Leo Tolstoy, “Sevastopol in May 1855” The news headlines from a recent New York Times read: “Blast … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Ever Heard of South Sudan?

I majored in geography in college because I love people, places, and the space between cultures. Most of my undergrad courses focused on development issues in Central and South America, covering both the theory and implementation of modern development strategies. … more »

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Dostoyevsky in Djibouti

“The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular. In my dreams, I often make plans for the service of humanity, and perhaps I might actually face crucifixion if it were suddenly necessary. Yet I … more »

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Missio Advent: What’s in a Family Tree? (Part 2)

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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Paths of Opportunity, Not Corruption

One of the greatest causes of economic stagnation and decline is corruption. An article published by Forbes magazine stated that, “Corruption delays, distorts and diverts economic growth…Corruption both causes and thrives upon weaknesses in key economic, political and social institutions.”[i] … more »

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Living In and Stepping Out of Privilege, Part 1

“Justice is our worship in action.”  These are the words of Mark Reddy, Executive Producer of The Justice Conference, and I am only beginning to learn what they mean. Many have gone before me and I want to learn, so … more »

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A Father’s Prayer

This is a re-post of the original, posted on September 16, 2014 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky. Thanks to a friend of mine who resides in the Middle East, I recently learned about an amazing prayer written by the late Right … more »

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The Advance Team: Meditations on Palm Sunday

[Editor’s Note: We published this reflection for Palm Sunday 2013, and while some of circumstantial details are now dated, the connections between a Presidential visit and the arrival of Jesus to Jerusalem remain fresh.] President Obama and Secretary of State … more »

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A Lenten Journey in Paris

This is the ninth, and final, reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. One of our family’s most treasured joys of living in Paris is regularly worshiping with others at the American Cathedral. Each Sunday, people from all … more »

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The Lenten Birthday: What a Little Girl Taught Me about Fasting

This is the third reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Raised an agnostic, my first exposure to the Bible was when it was sung in the rock-opera Godspell. Fascinated, I was, by the notion that there was a … more »

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