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Faith and Wonder

An often overlooked aspect of faith is wonder.   When we talk about wonder we are thinking specifically about three postures; standing in disbelief, standing in the question itself and standing in awe or amazement of something. Wonder positions us to be open...

Compassion Fatigue – Caring without Losing your Mind

Every job has its hazards.  Some are pretty obvious; the danger of being a fire fighter or working the high steel but for vocations in the helping industries the hazards can often be less obvious.  There is a real danger of Compassion Fatigue for those who...

What is Church? Part 1: The Invisible and Visible Community of Jesus

There is a lot of discussion and confusion around the word 'church' these days. What is Church, and who is part of the church? How does one join or get in on this faith community? Is the church some mystical, invisible, world wide, secret society who have a covert, or...

The Emerging Church: A Beautiful Mess

Have you ever heard the following comments: "If we could only be like the early church!" or "Wouldn't it be great to have been part of the church in the book of Acts!" Often these comments come from a genuine desire to see the church act more consistently with who we...

Welcome To My Table

This is a guest post by Katelyn Wall. To say that I was not lucky to call Australia home would be only short of inferior pride. I witnessed what it was like to be on the other side of the western world. To live and breathe among those who have little compared to what...

Transitioning From Base-Camp to Battlefield

A Note from Tim: One of the values of the Mosaic is to champion and call out all the voices in our collage of communities far and wide. We want to hear from the next generation. We invite them  to speak into our lives. and help shape what the Mosaic will become....

It Cuts Both Ways

"So, how did you find yourself living in Arizona?" I asked the twenty-something year old during a recent visit to the United States.   She took a deep breath and told me that she and her family are Muslim and lived in Bosnia during the war which saw the country torn...

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