MINISTRY

Art is for Everyone

Art is for Everyone

How art gives a voice to the voiceless. From her ever-changing hairstyles and edgy fashion to her thought-provoking tattoos, Jacqueline Moulton looks the part of an artist. In addition to teaching college art classes, Moulton spends her mornings as the Art Program...

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Listening and Reconciliation

Listening and Reconciliation

A brief history of the Stó:lō people and the settlers in Chilliwack, B.C. and what it means for us. Friendships change us. Good friendships change us for the better. My friendship with Andrew Victor, an aboriginal pastor from the Stó:lō Nation, has been one of the...

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Seek the Welfare of the Suburbs

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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New Churches in the None Zone

New Churches in the None Zone

What do church plants in one of the most post-Christian cities in the nation have to teach us? While national headlines herald the decline of Christianity in the United States, scarcely heard are stories from the thousands of new churches and new forms of church that...

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Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?

Northwest Christians are caring, conscientious, and friendly. So why won’t they invite you into their homes?   I’m a bit of a Nomad. I was born in Alabama, raised near Detroit and, since leaving Michigan at 19, I have lived in many places from Florida to Alaska,...

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Theory Matters in Ministry

Theory Matters in Ministry

What I learned lecturing to Asian American Pastors.   Early in March 2016, I was invited to Seattle Pacific University (SPU) to do one of the most terrifying things for a Christian layperson to do: teach pastors how to do ministry. Technically, the course fell...

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Love Your Buddhist Neighbor as Yourself

Love Your Buddhist Neighbor as Yourself

We’re not called to merely tolerate the religious minorities in our midst. “Coexist” bumper stickers abound in Portland, where I work. Like car bumpers that provide cushion from crashes, these stickers signify a desire to cushion people from religious intolerance. We...

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