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An Open Letter on Urban Ministry

To Our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Brothers and Sisters September 6, 2016 Dear Colleagues Across our Church: We are prompted to write by the tragically early death of our brother in Christ, the Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell, pastor of House of Manna … Continue reading

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The ‘Mr. Rogers Initiative’ and Other Mission Visions

A Closing Editorial What would an initiative look like that helped children become loving persons AND helped congregations gain a sense of themselves as mission centers—not just hospitals or even schools, but places of outreach and engagement? What about an … Continue reading

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New Decade, National Mission,* and the Suburban Archipelago

This article was originally published as an Op-ed in the Presbyterian Outlook on January 10, 2010. It is reprinted in this issue of Unbound with permission, with an invitation for the reader to reflect on how we have and have … Continue reading

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Just Hospitality and the Missional Church

My time doing street ministry with folks experiencing homelessness has not changed the world. It hasn’t changed the oppressive social structures that keep people from adequate healthcare or nutrition. It hasn’t even done much to change the situations of the people with whom … Continue reading

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