A final farewell, and a few reflections

A final farewell, and a few reflections

Around four years ago, while serving with a small church in SE Portland, my friend and pastor AJ came up to me and said there was this place called HOMEpdx, and they were looking for communities like ours to partner…

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Ordination and Community

Ordination and Community

A little over a month ago, I was standing in the corner of a crowded parish hall in the church where we share space.  The room was full of our friends and community, finishing up our lunchtime meal.  A few…

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Coffee, Camps, and the Kingdom of God

Coffee, Camps, and the Kingdom of God

Early Wednesday morning this week, we got up and went out on the streets of Portland to bring coffee, hot chocolate, and some simple snacks to our friends.  This has been something we have done at HOMEpdx for a while….

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What does living outside mean?

What does living outside mean?

Our friends over at Love Wins put this up recently.  I ask that you read through, and think about each of these.  Here are a few of them.   “Being homeless means wearing clothes you did not pick out.”  …

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Objects

Objects

This week I found myself reading many articles about homelessness, both local and national.  Some were political, about what we can do as a country or city for those living outside.  Some were more relational, people’s stories about their work…

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