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A Bridge To Compassion

Liberty bridge in Budapest, Hungary with people walking on it. D

“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you’ll be a mile away. And you’ll have their shoes.” (This quote is attributed to several sources, including Jack Handy and Justin Bieber) In my own life, a critical spirit surfaces on a regular basis. – When I see a…

Published 3 August 2017

Future Church Symposium 2019 Recap


As a missional movement, Communitas starts churches who follow Jesus in transforming their world. March 2019 marked the time for Communitas’s first Future Church Symposium. Participants from ten countries gathered in Amsterdam to collaborate on some of the future’s most important opportunities and challenges for the church in Europe—and beyond. The event was deliberately made…

Published 1 April 2019

Jack Kerouac & The Use Of Labels

On the Road

Some time ago, I picked up the original scroll version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, “the legendary first draft – rougher, wilder, and racier than the 1957 edition,” as the front cover states. I’d like to say that I bought this particular edition because I wanted to glimpse the raw creative, literary genius of The…

Published 4 August 2017

Simple Missionality – Easier Than Baking A Cake?


Sometimes when I read books or blogs on missional living, I get confused. All of the jargon, made-up words, and fancy metaphors trip me up. Might as well ask me to make your wedding cake. When it comes to loving the people who live nearby, it’s really not all that complicated. You don’t have to…

Published 19 July 2017