How does a missional mindset or perspective impact the way we read Scripture?
How does the Bible speak to and through a missional disciple?
And seriously, what kind of God is God?
I am not a table setter. I want to be. I really like having a place set for me. I like the sense of sitting down with everything I might need within reach. I like the sense that there was one who went before me, anticipating those needs. I like the sense that I might meet the needs of those at my table. Read More
I’m finally sitting down to return overdue emails, write a nearly overdue article, and slog through a grant outline. Maybe I’ll have time to get part of one of these tasks done in the hour I don’t have anything planned today and can simultaneously inhale a sandwich. Read More
When I think of the things that consistently draw me into relationship with Jesus, and those things that have been anchor points for that relationship throughout my life, the notion of table fellowship is beyond doubt the most consistent theme throughout my life. Read More
I also took the time to share the MWF vision to construct a switchback herb garden that will be wheelchair accessible and allow people of all abilities to garden as they used the path to enter the basement below. Read More
Songs have this amazing ability to stick with us... Read More
There’s a small group of people in south central Wichita who are working to transform the neighborhood. Read More
The artist depicts the mystery of the Trinity as three rotating orbs, spinning in 3D space, each occupying one plane, yet all intersecting. Read More
One man’s vision of helping others with “radical hospitality” is spreading common goodness and love across the country [Randy Evans is a current Launch & Lead student.] Read More
The lamp smoke smudged the walls. Jesus was standing in the corner, his forehead on the wall, peering out the window from the corner of his eye. Read More
Think of your neighborhood. Maybe it's a city block, an apartment building, or a retirement community. Maybe you live in the country and your neighbors are far, or maybe you live in a cul-de-sac and they are close by. No matter where you live, you are somebody’s neighbor and somebody is your neighbor. Read More
Waiting can shape, sharpen, and make us more sensitive to that which sustains us. Read More
On Sunday evening, our family hosted our New Day community's community meal and worship. Read More
Take me to the water
Waves snuggle the shore
Teaching to breathe
We invite you to read all about the Paloma House, as “AJ” shares about life there in her blog: https://ajourney82.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/the-p-house/
There are many kinds of silence.
Companionable, awkward, and that of the grave.
There are many kinds of hushed.
Snowfall, waiting, and that of the whisper.
There are many kinds of quiet.
Tiptoe, longing, and that of the heart that knows that it is beloved.
I figure if we can demonstrate what it looks like to help someone be willing, able, and ready to discover and share their story with their whole heart, and serve that person by connecting them with someone that is willing, able, and ready to harvest their story on video with their whole heart, the mission is being accomplished.
What is it about humankind that makes it hard to rest?
What is it about us that makes us turn up the lights, press “Next Episode,” or chatter away on the phone given the space of one commute?
It seems that we may be led by children out of the darkness. Read More
To the love in which you were created
To the breath that first hovered over you