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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: Place and Purpose

Certainly Jeremiah 29 is often quoted for comfort and reassurance in the midst of various seasons of life. Christians seem to lean on it during times of stress and great trial, and rightly so. As I read it this time, … 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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When “Is” is not “Ought”

We are, in the words of David Dark, artisans of the possible – hopeful for what could and should be in the world.[1] We’re uncomfortable with the status quo and understand the responsibility of cultural renewal. Sounds nice, but how … 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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Moving Home

This liturgical season of Lent invites us to slow down and notice the Holy Spirit dwelling here, creating a home within us. Lent is a good season to allow God to make his home within us more intentionally, to be present with him wherever we are. more »

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The Great Migration

Great migrations are underfoot; they have already begun in Christ. more »

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Home, at Last

A contributor from Missio Advent 2013 continues her story on #MissioAdvent 2014. “Surely the intrigue of visitors was the excitement of something new, something different entering our small world.” more »

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We Are a Visited People

Visitation connotes being with, not just knowing about, and then carrying one and one’s daily life more closely to heart after the visit. Is it too much of a stretch to say that God’s visitation also means that, in his gracious love, he wants to be with us? more »

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Presence, at Advent

Whatever the state of your Bethlehem—whether your vocation is soaring or struggling, your family or social life is hectic or harmonious, or your soul is at peace or feels piecemeal—God offers his greatest gift to you too. more »

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