The Neighboring Life Blog

  • Build Wells, Not Walls
    Nov 22, 2016
    Build Wells, Not Walls

    In just 24 to 48 hours many of us will gather with friends, family and neighbors to feast and hopefully have fun and give thanks. […]

  • Shifting Paradigms & Plans after Neighborhood Collective
    Nov 14, 2016
    Shifting Paradigms & Plans after Neighborhood Collective

    After attending last year’s Neighborhood Collective Gathering in Longmont, several of our staff came away…

  • A Cause to Pause
    Oct 27, 2016
    A Cause to Pause

    They cancelled their on-campus Halloween alternative event.

  • Loving Your Nenemy…when your neighbor is your enemy
    Oct 26, 2016
    Loving Your Nenemy…when your neighbor is your enemy

    It’s interesting that Jesus tells us to love our neighbors. He also tells us to love our enemies. Sometimes that’s the same person.

  • A plan, prayer & practice to jump-start neighboring
    Sep 26, 2016
    A plan, prayer & practice to jump-start neighboring

    The Great Commandment, love God and love your neighbor as yourself, is known by Christians and non-Christians alike. Most often, however, this command is not […]

  • Walk, don’t wave.
    Sep 23, 2016
    Walk, don’t wave.

    A basic component of loving where you live is building relationships in your neighborhood. But this is not easily done. We are fighting the isolationism […]

  • The Neighbor’s Jeep
    Sep 13, 2016
    The Neighbor’s Jeep

    One night I heard some noise. I looked out the window and saw my neighbor pushing his jeep down the driveway.

  • Sacred Gathering of Caffeine & Conversation
    Aug 30, 2016
    Sacred Gathering of Caffeine & Conversation

    Free.    Coffee.    Friday.    These are three of my favorite words, but if you put them together I get a little bit giddy. This past week […]

  • What is Neighborhood Collective?
    Aug 18, 2016
    What is Neighborhood Collective?

    Most of us in ministry have gotten used to going to conferences and workshops over the years. There is often worship, media, and a variety […]

  • National Good Neighbor Day- Plan for it!
    Aug 4, 2016
    National Good Neighbor Day- Plan for it!

    Did you know that there is an International Talk Like A Pirate Day? Go to Krispy Kreme, say “Aye Matey” and you will get a free […]

  • Race Relations & Eating Together
    Aug 3, 2016
    Race Relations & Eating Together

    Race relations in the United States have been tenser than they’ve been since the 1960s. Of course, tension between races is nothing new. Two thousand […]

  • Training Elephants – an interview with Brian Mavis
    Jul 27, 2016
    Training Elephants – an interview with Brian Mavis

    Meet Brian Mavis, co-author of The Neighboring Church, former Community Transformation Pastor at LifeBridge Church and now founder and president of America’s Kids Belong. Christian […]

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