Toward Racial Reconciliation: Reflection & Practice

Last week I took part in my first-ever Google Hangout -- #MennoNerds on Race, Mutuality, and Anabaptist Community. In this post I share the video of our conversation, offer some further reflections, and outline some practices toward racial reconciliation.

Can an “Established” Church be Missional?

This post begins with a short video explaining the missional church -- people empowered and encouraged to be the church in their community, following Jesus and bearing witness to him wherever they work, play, and live. But as I've been thinking about this more, I wonder, for a church to be missional, must all of the arrows point outward? Is being the church and living out the good news only for the surrounding community and world? Is everyone who is part of the church a missionary, and every place outside the church a mission field?

My Month of Making Manifest

In this post, I look back at my month of Making Manifest, and share a few lines of poetry, keeping in mind as writer and poet Dave Harrity writes, "Don't be shy -- everyone is on an even playing field. What you've just written is probably malformed junk, but you never know what might come from it."