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Advent theme: Entering the World with Jesus: Looking for Jesus in all the right places
Lynne Baab — Lynne Baab’s book, The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry , focuses on the many ways listening undergirds congregational life. She discusses many obstacles to listening, one of which she explains here. Lynne is a Presbyterian minister and lecturer in pastoral theology. Visit her website at www.lynnebaab.com. I view listening […]
It’s time to gear up for Advent and Christmas. One of the things we love to do at MSA is to provide you with helpful resources as you journey through the year. Advent and Christmas mark the beginning of the church calendar and, as you can see from the vast number of resources we have […]
Andy Wade – Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own […]
by Jenneth Graser Bethlehem We seek a filler like a chocolate cake with a hidden mousse centre. It delivers a bang on the tastebuds riding an endorphin roller coaster and we’re back at the starting point again. No amount of round and round the circular route will lead to a different […]
by Christine Sine It is almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S. This is a celebration that I have embraced with enthusiasm as an opportunity to think about all that I have to be grateful for. In fact a few years ago I decided to start Advent early with a week of gratitude. It is a […]
by Christine Sine. Hospitality in ancient Palestine was more than a courtesy extended to friends and travellers. It was the means that villages used to determine if strangers were friends or enemies, a threat or an asset to the community. Extending hospitality by providing food, water and shelter was a way to temporarily adopt strangers […]
Meet the Godspace Community Team
Andy Wade Director, Godspace/Mustard Seed Associates - Cultivator of Gardens & Neighborhoods, Writer/SpeakerAndy became Director of Mustard Seed Associates/Godspace on August 1, 2016. He joined the MSA team in December 2009, he has been connected to Tom and Christine and their vision from the beginning, however, and has been hanging out with Tom since 1983. Andy is an ordained Mennonite Pastor who ministered in the Seattle area for five years before moving with his family to Hong Kong to do leadership development, pastoring, and church planting. After 12 years of ministry in Hong Kong, Andy and his family moved back to his home town of Hood River, Oregon. Andy has developed a new area of garden spirituality he calls "gardening with God and neighbor" which builds upon Christine's spirituality of gardening by asking the question, "What does it mean to garden with both God and neighbor in mind?"
Christine Sine Founder, Godspace/Mustard Seed AssociatesChristine Sine is the founder and ongoing contributor to Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, she is also co-Founder of Mustard Seed Associates. Christine describes herself as a contemplative activist, believing that spiritual formation should weave through all of life and equip us to engage in the challenges and struggles of our broken and needy world. Is an Australian physician, who practiced in New Zealand and then developed the medical ministry for Mercy Ships. She no longer practices medicine but delights in guiding people towards the health and wholeness of God’s new world.