June 20, 2017

This weekend we will be running a Learning Lab on the Enneagram. For those of you who are not familiar with the Enneagram, it is a personality typology made up of nine interconnected personality types.  The Enneagram helps us discover our deepest longings and core moti...

June 10, 2017

The Community Building in Walthill on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska was quickly filling with youngsters coming for something fun to do during the hot summer days between the last and first day of school.  Close to a dozen white Americans and Canadians were happily-...

May 9, 2017

**For the last several weeks I have been exploring how the idea of growing zones in Permaculture farming could help us reimagine the way in which we participate in the mission of God. I introduced the metaphor in Part 1.  In Part 2 I talked about Zone 0; in Part 3...

March 16, 2017

In my first blog in this series I introduced the idea that Permaculture farming offers us a helpful metaphor when thinking about Christian mission. One of the guiding principles of Permaculture is to plant the things that require the most tending closer to your home an...

January 24, 2017

Seven years ago our family was in transition.  We sensed God calling us to follow Him into His mission in a new way for us...in a way that our hearts had longed to experience for several years. But we didn't really have a language, paradigm or structure for this longin...

December 9, 2016

* Note* This post was originally published on November 10 at Purcells In Omaha.

I am a missionary and missiologist so I’m always thinking about how people experience Jesus and Christians in light of what is happening in the world.  This election cycle has given me much...

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