We Just Launched a Portable Church

Yes, it finally happened. After the dream was birthed about five years ago… we finally did it. We launched a church in Seattle. Here’s our vision: We seek to create spaces of friendship, activism, and spirituality for anyone disconnected from intentional spiritual community. That’s it. If someone is disconnected from intentional spiritual community, they are [Read More...]

Moving Beyond Pentecost: Embracing a More Inclusive Charismatic Theology & Life

KURT NOTE: Today we have a guest contribution by Jeff Clarke, who has been a guest before. I’m always challenged by what he writes. This post is about the wind and fire of God… some Holy Ghost stuff… Read and offer feedback if you can! ——————————————————- For some time, I have struggled with the narrow [Read More...]

A Prayer from a Pacifist on Memorial Day

God, help us to remember… …that life is a gift. To call it a gift is to imply that we did not earn it. Life is grace. Peace preserves life. So on this Memorial Day weekend we remember that Your intention for this world is shalom. This would be a world where human beings find [Read More...]

Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today’s Church

A NOTE FROM KURT WILLEMS: This is a guest post from two anabaptist thinkers/practitioners who offer us some needed reflections on Christians engaging in politics. I hope you will read and consider picking up their book! ——————————————————————— Upon returning to his hometown of Nazareth from forty days of temptation in the desert, Jesus began his [Read More...]