Our first walking day was rife with opportunity to deviate from the designated path. After a first village, we approached an opportunity, a decision, a choice.Read More
It was Passover Week. The final bread was reduced to crumbs beneath the table. The linen was smudged and damp from the washing of feet.Read More
We are staying in León at a hotel (in an active Augustinian monastery) in the historic medieval section of the city inside Roman walls. There is a medieval festival going on right outside our monastery walls.Read More
It often feels as though I am on a diving board
Up above the clouds
Teetering on the edge
One foot on the board
And the other foot off
On September 19th, Anam Cara, Missional Wisdom’s missional spiritual direction program, started its second year of training spiritual directors.Read More
In 1964 Robert W. Wilson and Arno A. Penzias were fiddling with a new antenna, all shiny and bright out of the box. And they couldn’t get it to work.Read More
Military service in Korea is a duty for all Korean men unless having a serious physical or mental difficulty. This means that you have to do military service if you are a citizen of South Korea. Ten years ago from now, I was serving as a weapon/ ammunition specialist in a military base located at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).Read More
The first lie told in the book of Genesis is, “You will not surely die.”
It’s also the lie we tell ourselves most often.
Living is easiest when we can push our mortality aside.
Tears streamed down her face as Rosa’s story poured from her mouth. She had approached us, longing to be heard, witnessed, and known.Read More
One of the most unique images in the Gospels is that of Jesus giving his final instructions to his disciples in the form of a prayer. He’s not preaching, so much as praying out loud, allowing his followers to eavesdrop.Read More
During our recent trip to the Mexican border, I was reminded of the importance of human to human contact. A number of pastors and lay leaders travelled from all over Texas to engage with refugees awaiting asylum hearings in the United States.Read More
Let the same mind be in us
But what did Christ
When he surveyed
This week, several MWF folk joined a pilgrimage to the Mexican border sponsored by Texas Impact, a non-profit focused on lobbying for humane changes in immigration policy.Read More
It feels as though our ancestors
Took our beloved Earth
Placed it on top of a mountain
And pushed it over an edge
There is a vision to be cast in parenting: a vision of how children should be raised, become self-sufficient, good-for-society people. As a parent, I believe it is my job to create said vision for my own children. I plan to do this in tandem with my husband, but I recognize that not all parents have the luxury of having a parenting partner.Read More
When my Mom (Denise Crane), who is a Leader in the Missional Wisdom Foundation, recommended I write about Christian Parenting, I thought How does a parent write about parenting? What makes me an authority on parenting? What makes me an authority on Jesus and what people have termed “following after Christ”?Read More
Imagine a table with a certain number of chairs.
What type of embodiments are envisioned here? Beyond the door frames being accessible, beyond a ramp situation being available, does the table allow a diversity of embodiments to approach and find welcome? Are there hurdles and obstacles for alternative embodiments to cross/scale/overcome?
Dillon Hargrave is the Literacy Director for Neighbors Along the Line and the Missional Wisdom Foundation's Newest Dispersed Community Communicator.Read More
As a woman who is often distracted by many tasks, I have felt belittled—almost shamed—by this story. If there is “only need of one thing,” then what are we going to do when the clean clothes run out and the fridge is empty and the ring in the toilet is getting so aggressive that the kids are nervous?Read More