No one ever wants to be identified as a hipster. Especially hipsters. I came to peace with my unavoidable hipster-ness in June of 2011. It was already over 100 degrees in the nation’s seventh most hipster neighborhood, East Austin. I was listening to NPR when I decided to ride my bike to a coffee shop. […]

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Dr. Winfield Bevins explores how sacramental forms of church can be used in fresh expressions. If you appreciate the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and give us a nice review. It’s the best way to get the word out. http://media.blubrry.com/fxus/p/freshexpressionsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Winfield-FXNG-Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Shannon Kiser

Recently, I joined with a congregation which has taken a radical step: giving their building over to be redeveloped as affordable housing with a potential gathering/worship space on the first floor. It was their last worship gathering in the place where they have worshiped for many years. Over the past few months, they have been sharing […]

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Felix Rivera-Merced

When I heard Bishop Graham Cray at the Fresh Expressions National Gathering, I was fascinated to hear him compare the church to an eagle, which needed ‘two wings to fly.’ By this he introduced the concept of the ‘mixed-economy’ church, a network of both fresh expressions and more traditional churches working together. Mixed Economies of Church I had […]

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JR Briggs gives practical advice on how to share your faith. If you appreciate the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and give us a nice review. It’s the best way to get the word out. http://media.blubrry.com/fxus/p/freshexpressionsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Briggs-FXNG16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Travis Collins introduces key elements of the Fresh Expressions movement. If you appreciate the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and give us a nice review. It’s the best way to get the word out. http://media.blubrry.com/fxus/p/freshexpressionsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Collins-6116-8.14-AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Winfield Bevins

Warning: Being missional may kill your church. You may be thinking, “Seriously I thought being missional was cool?” or “I thought being missional was going to grow my church plant?” Well, I have good news and bad news for you. The Good News The good news is there is a healthy mission shift happening in […]

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Meg Saunders

Do you ever feel like you are in trouble with God beyond any hope of redemption? Redemption, resurrection, and new life are all words associated with how God takes our lives and makes them new in Jesus Christ. Laodicea and Redemption During a recent study trip through parts of Turkey and Greece retracing some of […]

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Luke Edwards

One critique of the Fresh Expressions movement thus far has been that a fresh expression of church is not truly church. What observers might see as a departure from traditional ecclesiology is in fact a rich ecclesiology with both biblical and traditional roots that has been poured over by denominational leaders and theologians for the past decade. […]

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Shannon Kiser

I have two teenage daughters. One loves art museums. She is an artist herself, and loves the experience of peering into paintings and sculptures on display. She feels things the artist is hoping she would feel, she sees details that the artist has painstakingly worked to reveal, she loses herself in pieces that take her […]

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