(Brennan Manning) One day Saint Francis and Brother Leo were walking down the road. Noticing that Leo was depressed, Francis turned and asked: "Leo, do you know what it means to be pure of heart?" "Of course. It means to have no sins, faults or weaknesses to reproach myself for." "Ah," said Francis, "now I [...]
Our real desire is to enter into conversation with people who are spiritually seeking and desire to engage in life’s many mysterious questions. Together we may quest to form a dialogue as we seek to explore these mysteries. We invite you to join in the conversation.
Dear Family and Friends: As I sit in the Starbucks next to Adsideo’s neighborhood Living Room in the middle of Sellwood, my mind wanders over this past year and a half and the journey we have traveled. Trying to put my thoughts and feelings together is like trying to dissect that frog from sophomore biology or stuff that porcupine in Wildlife Conservation my senior year… “Precarious, at best.” I am learning so much that I am not even sure where to start, but I will give it a shot, so here goes… After experiencing an accident in which I broke my neck a little over a year and half ago, and going through the long process of post-surgical recovery, I began to realize that there was much in this story of Adsideo that needed to continue to be evaluated and processed from another angle. It seemed that we had become consumed with meeting the needs of our neighborhood but had not done enough to invest in the lives of those in this young, eclectic body. As I was convalescing and making attempts to lead, it was realized that we were pretty fragile as a community. […]
A few days of conversations for those questing to discover how to live and minister as Christian, Missional and Holiness people in an emerging, post-modern world. A time of listening, conversing, grappling and drinking obscene amounts of coffee while seeking the right questions and maybe even some answers for your local context. This year we [...]
“The body of Christ is a gift, not only for the world, but for the people right in front of us. ” As we contemplate missions and being a presence to places around the world, and as we prepare to send Amy, Teddy, and Gina to Haiti for 10 days, we also contemplate what it [...]
American Independence! Something to be celebrated or something to be pitied? I am so thankful for our freedom and on one hand can't imagine living anywhere else as I enjoy the freedoms that our patriots have fought for. I completely embrace and celebrate this reality. However, on the other hand, the liberties I receive as [...]