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"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
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