Ever taken a multi-vitamin on an empty stomach? Don’t. Sickness happens. And frankly, most of the vitamins can’t be absorbed anyway. Why? Because there’s nothing in the stomach to take on those extra vitamins, or help the process along. In other words: pointlessness in a pill. Ever tried to participate in faith without a community?… Continue reading Vitamin-F(aith)

“That ‘Parish’ Mindset”

Churches usually have a few different ways of approaching ministry. Some see it as a temporary empowerment; others see it as lifelong community guidance. Most of the former tend to be your independent, non-denom, and sometimes Baptist churches. The latter tend to be the more liturgical, historical branches of the Faith, like Lutherans, Anglicans and… Continue reading “That ‘Parish’ Mindset”

How and Why Creation Care is Fitting for The Church.

Creation Care is about acting as one in a faithful community, to restore God’s creation from the brokenness that our own wrongs have caused. The greatness about this is that God already enables and empowers us because we identify with Jesus. So we don’t have to worry about how often we fail, when we really identify with Jesus. And we don’t have to be intimidated by the enormity of restoring creation as much as possible, because we identify with Jesus. Jesus is our comfort, our strength, our joy, our empowerment, our freedom, our restoration.

The Transportation Tragedy

A few posts ago, I mentioned a call for ideas to improve community living as a means not just for neighborliness, but as a call for ecological care. And I received some pretty good ones.

Most of the suggestions happen to be in the form of transportation. Example: Joe, Bob and Sue live in the same apartment complex. But Joe works 15 miles NE, Bob works 20 miles SE, and Sue works nearly 45 miles W. What’s the problem? Right: they’re all using separate cars to get to work.

Revamped Community Residency

Random thought: what if the way we lived in community-styled housing was actually done “organically”? One of the most important factors for many home buyers isn’t just the purchase-price; it’s the community. It’s your neighbors, your values, the things that seem to spring up out of your shared life together. The ethos. That most important… Continue reading Revamped Community Residency