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You’re invited to a picnic at the tree of life! Our story begins (Gen 2:9), rebegins (Gal 3:13), and continues eternally at the tree (Rev 22:2).     The tree reveals the heart of a dumpster-diving God, who doesn’t waste anything. In a culture obsessed with brand-spanking newness, God’s way of making new is resurrection. […]

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Luke Edwards is a Mission Strategist and Trainer with Fresh Expressions US. He is also the Pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions in Boone, NC. He is passionate about balancing tradition and innovation to create new forms of church for folks previously excluded from church. You can follow him on twitter at @lukesedwards or […]

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Luke Edwards

Criticism and innovation go hand in hand. Enjoy it. Let it sharpen you. Everyone doesn’t need to approve of your fresh expression. After all, if we wanted to do something that pleases everyone we could sell ice cream.

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All across the country, churches are closing. But some churches are thriving, and we want to give you a chance to learn from them directly.We’ve gathered four of the best examples we’ve seen for the Awakenings Gathering this March. Ancient Models in Modern Cities Community Dinners When it became clear that their traditional Pentecostal church […]

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Shannon Kiser

I have children in high school and college right now, and the relentless pursuit of measurable results is a constant pressure in their life as a student. They are measured, surveyed, tested, and graded to death. As a result, they have learned that filling in the right bubbles on standardized test sheets is the primary […]

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