Category: Book Excerpt

The Smell of Simplicity

By Christiana Peterson Our families were decidedly weirded out by our strange choice to move to an intentional community. It's not that they were surprised or even unsupportive. After all, they were used to both...

Adoption as a Sign of Shalom

By Kelley Nikondeha As parents of children once orphaned by disease and poverty, my husband Claude and I are familiar with the kind of injustice that creates vulnerable children. Our commitment to shalom for...

Signs of Hope

By Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah Pastor Jer Swigart leads the Open Door Community, a progressive young church, in Walnut Creek, California, outside San Francisco. The church community...

The Heartbeat of a Community

By Chuck Bomar Life in every community revolves around a different center. College towns revolve around the university calendar. Local restaurants are busy from September through April, and then the rhythm changes during the...