Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

The New Parish by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens & Dwight Friesen – Available for Pre-order Now!

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Last month I finished reading The New Parish by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen. I appreciate this book immensely because it takes the missional conversation a step further by developing a strong theology of place. More than that, … Continue reading

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Plugged Back In, Some Future Posts

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I had an amazingly refreshing time with my family extended family and some friends in St. Pete’s, Florida.  Most all the time I remained unplugged, other than posting some pics through instagram, that automatically pop up on my facebook page … Continue reading

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Praying with Walter Brueggemann

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Yield BirdOriginally uploaded by jciv GIVE US APPROPRIATE YIELDING God of our mothers and fathers long gone and treasured, God of our grandchildren yet to be and awaited, God of our years, our days, and even this moment: Our lives … Continue reading

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Prodigal Christianity the Blog Tour – Signpost #7

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I’m joining a number of other bloggers in a blog tour of Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier authored by my friends David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw. Other bloggers have reviewed the first six signposts. Today I will … Continue reading

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The Cost of Community – Making Discipleship Like Jesus

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There are some books worth mentioning on a regular basis.  Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s The Cost of Community is one of those books.  The reason it is an important read today is in the midst of a lot of books being published … Continue reading

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The Art of Parish Renewal – Inhabit Conference 2013, Seattle WA

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I’m totally stoked to participate in this years Inhabit Conference, which is taking place in Seattle, Washington on April 19th & 20th.  Inhabit is about practice, presence and place.  It’s about the transformation of the places we live, the neighborhoods … Continue reading

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David Fitch on Why the Missio Alliance?

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I will be talking about the Missio Alliance regularly over the next few weeks on my blog, because I believe it is an critical movement in our time and I want as many of you as possible to come to … Continue reading

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