Tradecraft Training is a unique kind of experience. Here leaders, thinkers, teachers, and practitioners from all over North America will descend upon Portland for 3-4 days to study, discuss, and learn basic missiological principles and missionary skills to live out and apply back home or overseas. This is not a conference nor endless days of pure lecture ... think of it as "urban spelunking."
A great article by Caleb Crider of the Upstream Collective as he writes about Portland's bohemian culture. Click on Upstream Collective to read the article.
Great article from Colby Henley in Tucson Velo (Colby was in Portland for our Mission of the Urban Church summer intensive). To read the article click on Tucson Velo.
Quote from my upcoming book on gentrification ...
I'm putting the final touches on my bikeability research initiative. This will be released via book form in a 100 page book called The Bikeable Church: A Bicyclist's Guide to Church Planting. The book is formed around the research conducted as I explored how bikeable or bike-friendly churches are ... or not. Here's the scoop as well as a couple of statistics.
First of all, this is a conversation that has been prompted since moving to Portland.
Here's a link to a great article by Colby Henley in Tucson, Arizona called "Bicycles and Faith: Combining Transportation and Religion" in Tucson Velo. To read the articles click on Tucson Velo.
The Walkable Church
Discovering Portland's Walkable and Bike-friendly 20-Minute Communities and its Impact on Church Planting and Urban Mission
April 23rd, 2012 | Portland, OR | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Coming this summer to Portland ...
The Mission of the Urban Church (June 25-28, 2012 | Portland, OR)
Exploring Portland's Artisan Culture and Developing a New Framework for Urban Mission
Book Sampler - Vespas, Cafes, Single-Speed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters: A Biblical View of GentrificationSubmitted by sean on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:42.
Here is a sampler of two chapters of a new book I'm working on entitled: Vespas, Cafes, Single-Speed Bikes, and Urban Hipsters: A Biblical View on Gentrification.
One-Sentence Summary: Gentrification as a city-shaping process straddles the line between being helpful and hurtful. Is there such thing as a biblical or theological response to gentrification?
The movement toward parish is reaching a tipping point. Thousands of people across Cascadia are moving toward a more local and embodied way of being the church in everyday life. But the journey is complex, the transition is difficult, and the experienced guides are few.
Join this gathering of practitioners from Portland, as well as seasoned representatives from Edmonton, Springfield, Seattle, Vancouver BC, and Tacoma as stories are told, best practices shared, and the charism of particular places are explored.