Tag Archives: practices

Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part I

Can you imagine a world in which the only means of communication were verbal speech and non-verbal gestures—a world in which there were no alphabetic letters, reading/writing, digital media, or other electronic means of sending messages to people? What effects … 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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Reading and Vocation in the Local Church

Cultures and community habits of reading books and resources including and beyond the Bible are foundational to developing our capacity to discern how to live faithfully to the scriptural story in our particular time and place. 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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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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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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Why We Fast

This is the Shrove Tuesday reflection, the day before the Missio Lent series begins. Read the rest here. Today is Mardi Gras, more affectionately known as Fat Tuesday, a holiday which I have fond memories celebrating while growing up. The … more »

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Finding Each Other

A marriage grown strong is a marriage of re-seeking and re-finding the one we already found. more »

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Peace Feasts

Five years ago, I joined with Rick Love and Michael Ly to launch Peace Catalyst International, hoping to contribute to the flourishing of the global neighborhood by building friendships between Christians and Muslims. We wanted to focus more on common … more »

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The Sins and Sorrows of Selma

A FATHER’S LOVES, A DAUGHTER’S HOPES On Monday, November 24, 2014, the world heard an agonizing cry from the city of Ferguson, Missouri. The St. Louis County prosecutor announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, … more »

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