Seeing What We Are Taught Not To See: The Gift of Interruption

“Dad, some kids need help with their bike! Can you help them?” “No”, I thought. “They will need to come back another time.” I had just settled into my couch ready for a nice, free hour of ‘me’ time after putting my other daughter down for a nap. However, the excitement in 4-year-old Maya’s voice…

Learning in the West Bank: Embracing Abundance

The third in our series of participant reflections… Reflecting on all of the memorable days in the Middle East, one that stands out for me is “Womens Day”, that we celebrated with a group of Palestinian Women at the Vision Arts Center in Betheny. We sat in a large circle, neither of us speaking each…

How Global Learning Has Informed Local Practice

The second in our series of reflections from our Winter 2014 Israel/Palestine Learning Lab participants, courtesy of Kurt Willems.  (To read the first in the series, click here.) The Global Immersion Project continues to change my life. One of the things that I realized, besides growing to understand so much from grassroots peacemakers in Israel…

Molly Cutrone Reflection

Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing reflections from some of our Winter 2014 I/P Lab participants.  To kick it off, a reflection from Molly Cutrone (née Jenson)… I went on the TGIP Israel/Palestine trip because I wanted to know more. More about Israel/Palestine. More about the conflict going on over there. More…

Day 8: Resourced Integration – From Walking in Jesus’ Footsteps to Living in Them

Learning Community participant, Derek Rice, is a thinker, learner and practitioner who has a deep desire to see people formed into disciples of Jesus.  His passion and experience offer a compelling critique of “museum tourism” and challenges followers of Jesus to instead do just that: follow. We journeyed from the other side of the world…