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Getting Creative with The Bible Project

Local youth pastor interviews Jon Collins, co-creator of The Bible Project. Have you ever read the Bible and walked away saying, "I have no idea what this means!"? First, I just want to tell you that you're not alone on that journey. I've been and continue to be in...

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Seattle Housing Needs Some Good News

Seattle’s housing market is bloated, but the gospel has something to say about it. I still remember the first conversation I had about buying a home in Seattle. It was 2004, I was fresh out of seminary with looming student loans and only a modest part-time salary from...

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Seek the Welfare of the Suburbs

 They may not be seen as exciting, but the ‘burbs need a Christian presence, too. Suburbs are the place not to be. In conversations around creative cultural engagement, I’ve noticed suburbs are viewed as boring, a kind of anti-culture to be avoided if at all possible....

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Does Vancouver Have a Soul?

Religion reporter Douglas Todd discusses faith and culture in British Columbia’s largest city. Interview by David Warkentin   There aren’t many people, if any, who have spent more time reflecting on religion and culture in Cascadia than Douglas Todd. As a...

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Blue Collar Prophets

How my rural community’s fight for fair wages has deepened my calling as a pastor.   Unless fog has rolled into the lower Columbia basin, you can usually see the great funnels of smoke rising from the industrial plants that power Longview, Washington. In fact,...

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Making a Sacrifice

How our decision to raise and slaughter animals reconnected us to the land and to the language of Scripture. One of my neighbors came up to me a while back as an unofficial delegate for the rest of the neighborhood. They were concerned about us getting pigs. “I...

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Reflecting Beauty in the Emerald City

A letter to a young pastor about ministry in Seattle.   Editor’s Note: We’ve asked five seasoned Seattle pastors to write a letter to a young pastor in the city on what they’ve learned over the course of their ministry. This first piece comes from Richard...

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Do Black Lives Matter in Seattle?

We shouldn’t ignore calls for racial justice, even when we don’t like the way they sound.   At a now infamous Bernie Sanders rally in August of 2015, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement collided with Seattle progressives in dramatic fashion. Labor activists and...

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