Tag Archives: homelessness

A Life of Grace (or Why My Family Lives in an Intentional Community)

My son is growing up in a house with homeless people. In 2004, my wife Amy and I started an intentional community (with two hospitality houses) that centers its daily life around the practice of hospitality—welcoming the stranger. Most folks … Continue reading

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Revelation in Davidson

A response to the following news story. It was late, when she turned onto Caldwell, wondering if the kids were in bed yet, if her husband had remembered to take out the recycling. She was ticking through e-mails still unanswered, … Continue reading

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Seek the Welfare of the City Where I Have Sent You

In 2010, I decided to embark on a major life transition. I left my comfortable, full-time job, gave up my car, and moved. Why, you might be wondering? What adventure could I have possibly signed up for? Where would I … Continue reading

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Cardboard and Concrete

My experience with street ministry in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood did not save anyone. It did not fix anyone’s problems or end homelessness. But I believe that it made a difference in an important way that continues to ripple out … Continue reading

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