Tom SineResearch and Hospitality Guy
Tom Sine is joining a new generation of changemakers who are creating new ways to make a difference and be a difference. Tom and his wife Christine live in an inter-generational community in Seattle. He works with individuals, churches and Christian organizations to enable them create new ways to be more a part of this new changemaking celebration for times like these.
Tom earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Tom headed up a development project in Haiti for World Concern, taught at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and at Fuller Seminary in Seattle. Tom also works to help Christian organizations develop a holistic theology of mission and speaks widely at colleges, churches, and missions conferences around the world.
Tom’s most recent book is Live Like You Give a Damn! Join the Changemaking Celebration. His new website exploring changemaking trends and stories is The New Changemakers. Tom’s other books include Mustard seed vs McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future (Baker 1999). Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America’s Culture Wars (Eerdmans 1995) and Live It Up! How To Create A Life You Can Love. (Herald Press 1993) Together he and Christine co-authored Living On Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life (Baker 2002).. and they are still talking to each other!.
Tom has the “gift of disorientation” and has had adventures being lost all over the world… when he travels without Christine. He also has a wonderful gift of hospitality and if you visit Tom and Christine in Seattle you would probably find him in the kitchen experimenting with some Haitian dishes for friends. Or you could find him ripping through a stack of magazines and newspapers to try and make sense of our changing world to feed the MSA web.
Posts by/about Tom
….A CALL TO RAD WHOLE LIFE FAITH FOR TIMES LIKE THESE By Tom Sine As we race into a future changing at WARP SPEED we need to invite the Spirit of God to ignite our imaginations to create whole new forms of LIFEMAKING, CHANGEMAKING and CHURCHMAKING to engage new challenges and opportunities of changing times. […]
By Tom Sine — Waking up to the discovery of a world at risk: Earth Day 1970 “Get this garbage out the lobby now,” shouted the manager of the Kahalui Motel. It was April 22, 1970. Ed Yamamoto, student body president of Maui Community College and 12 other students had just stacked the last of […]
by Tom Sine In a recent post on newchangemakers.com I encouraged readers to prepare for “change and opportunity.” In my upcoming posts I will invite you to join an unusual group of innovators who are imagining and creating a range of new ways to live and engage some of tomorrow’s challenges and create new forms of church. […]
Tom Sine — In 1982 I took my first pilgrimage to Iona to experience the new discipline for me of listening for God in one of the holy places. I got more than I bargained for. I not only had a very deep experience of what Celtic Christians call “thin places” where the dimension between […]
“There’s an urgent question under discussion among church leaders in Britain: Will those in the millennial generation (aged 18-35) affiliate with the Church? Research suggests that if immediate creative action isn’t taken, a growing number of churches will be unlikely to have a future among the next generation as we race into the 2020s. First, […]
by Tom Sine – Tonight we will launch Live Like You Give A Damn! Join the Changemaking Celebration at the Inhabit Conference at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Wish you could be with us. Tomorrow, at the conference I will introduce some of those who are already a part of this changemaking celebration. In […]
by Tom Sine – I am celebrating the very good news that God is raising up a new generation that not only care deeply about the urgent issues that facing our neighbors near and far but they want to do something about it. They are creating new innovative forms of social enterprise and local community empowerment […]
by Tom Sine I am very excited to announce the release of my new book: Live Like You Give a Damn! Join the Changemaking Celebration In it I bring some very good news. God is raising up a new generation, largely outside the church, that is bring impressive change to the lives of our neighbors […]
post by Christine Sine This last weekend we celebrate my husband, Tom’s 80th birthday. Some of our friends came from Texas, California, Oregon and British Columbia to join a crowd from here in Seattle. We partied heartily and so as you can imagine I am finding the idea of fasting, which is our theme as we […]
By Tom Sine “Hitting the reset button” is one way to think about preparing for the Season of Lent suggested Cherry Haisten at our Ash Wednesday Service at Saint Andrews here in Seattle. She added that for many of us it can be a more serious time to make a new beginning than we achieve […]