Category Archives: Unity in Diversity

Rising Up Against the Disorder of the World

How do we respond to the brokenness of our world? Theologian Karl Barth says, “To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”  This past week I’ve been grieved by the … Continue reading

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Stages in the Journey towards Hamilton and Grafted Tomatoes

  As a church, we want to be more Hamilton than King and I, more a grafted tomato plant than a bouquet of flowers. If you don’t know what I mean, then read here, where I begin to paint a … Continue reading

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Flower Bouquets, Grafting Tomatoes and Hamilton: Journeys in Multi-ethnicity

Encouraged. Inspired by a recent elders’ meeting, this word sums up my feelings recently. I’m encouraged to see how each of my daughters are uniquely blossoming. I’m encouraged to see the momentum, energy, conscientious service and hunger for God in our … Continue reading

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Our North Star: Remembering Convictions through Change

When we are finding our direction through uncharted waters, we get oriented by looking at the north star to keep going. Last week I talked about the process of wayfinding. Yet what is our north star at Wellspring? What are the … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in 2017

Over this break, I helped somebody tear out the laminate flooring in their home. The house is not what it was; it now has only concrete flooring. It also is not what it will be; since new flooring isn’t installed … Continue reading

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Navigating the Neutral Zone

At Wellspring, we are walking through the neutral zone of the transition process. Transition proceeds through three zones: an ending, a neutral zone and a new beginning.[1] Before we can move into a new beginning, we must move from an … Continue reading

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Power in a Stable

How do you deal with corruptions of power? How do you fix problems? Naturally, our instinct is that corrupt power and big problems must be overcome by greater power. Personally, I don’t like to rest until everything is done, but … Continue reading

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