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Community Is Not For Me "Community is not a good goal in itself but is a beautiful byproduct of seeking God’s kingdom together." -From a talk entitled "The Five Myths of Community" by Mark Scandrette, a man I hope to meet when I hit the San Francisco Bay. The “myth” that I resonate with the most in Mark’s talk is what he calls the myth of belonging—the insidious expectation that, if only I find the right community, my needs for companionship, direction, and growth will … Read More

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Episode 6—Metanoia Peace Community: John Schwiebert on Spiritual Discernment and Commitment John Schwiebert has served as pastor of the Metanoia Peace Community United Methodist Church of Portland, Oregon, since its inception in 1985, and is a founding member of the 18th Avenue Peace House, an intentional community that serves as the central gathering and worship space for the larger community and congregation.  In our … Read More

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