Monthly Archives: January 2009

Spiritual Community = Safe to be Human

What Christian community is and should look like has been the subject of countless blogs, books, small group discussions and sermons.   As a member of a fellowship living in intentional Christian community, I have often found the input from the wider conversation on community beneficial for the growth and development of our group.  One… Read more »

Putting it bluntly

“…cut free from any sense of community, we are miserable and lonely as well as rude.  This is an age of social autism, in which people just can’t see the value of imagining their impact on others, and in which responsibility is always convieniently laid at other people’s doors.  People are trapped in a kind… Read more »

This is brilliant

Normally, I don’t find much value in Saturday Night Live, but this skit is just brilliant.

Community versus Society

There is a lot of buzz today about being missional.  In fact, according to Bill Kinnon missional is “the Western Church word of the moment.”  A whole debate is raging about the merits of missional versus  attractional models.  The missional movement started out as a way to change the conversation about what the Church is… Read more »

Welcome Luke

Jared and Heidi are now the proud parents of Luke Anthony Barton.  Luke arrived at 6 pounds 9 ounces and 19 3/4 inches on November 30, 2008.  Luke is an answer to many prayers.  Jared and Heidi have been seeking to adopt for quite a while.  The community has been in intense prayer for the… Read more »