Alienum phaedrum torquatos nec eu, vis detraxit periculis ex, nihil expetendis in mei. Mei an pericula euripidis, hinc partem.

Author: Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

We've sent out a few e-mails requesting end-of-year donations, but it probably doesn't hurt to mention it here, too. We're hoping to raise an additional $2,000 by the end of the year to help cover Huss expenses for the first several months of 2010 (mortgage, insurance and electric) and it looks like we've still...

One: Watch! Wait! The day of God is at hand! All: Like the bud on a tree, God's possibilities are about to blossom! One: Stay awake! The reign of God is very near. All: We are here, watching and waiting with hope. All: May God bring justice to all people. May God's...

Even in the midst of great pain, Lord, I praise you for that which is. I will not refuse this grief Or close myself to this anguish. Let shallow men pray for ease: "Comfort us; shield us from sorrow." I pray for whatever you send me, and I ask to receive it as your gift. You have put a joy in my heart greater...

We have an official closing date and time: June 10 at 3:00pm. We're still a little short of the down payment amount necessary to close and we're still working to secure insurance (which is proving more difficult than expected), but we're moving forward in faith and trying to get everything in order nonetheless. There...

Last night after Compline, we sat up late into the night with Brother Cuthbert and two long-time Abbey guests at St. Gregory's in Three Rivers. We had a great rambling conversation about the possibilities for partnership between *cino's Imagining Space project and the Abbey, which seem to be myriad. Exploring the combination and...

Last night we held a hastily-arranged question and answer session in Three Rivers about the Imagining Space project. We gathered at World Fare (the fair trade store Kirstin and I helped found in 2003) to eat delicious treats (thanks Amber!) and discuss possibilities for the Huss School property. About a dozen people with various connections...

One of the big ideas for the space that results from the Imagining Space campaign is an off-campus program for college students. In the course of shared meals, grocery trips, concerts and other activities with our student friends at Calvin College, we've come to realize the value of simply doing life together as a means...

I just finished re-reading Duane Friesen and Glen Stassen's "Just peacemaking" essay in Transforming Violence and several passages seemed remarkably relevant to the Imagining Space project. They identify three theological convictions that undergird practices of just peacemaking: Biblical discipleship is grounded in the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church is the eschatological...

As we've noted in the property section of this site, we currently have an offer in on Huss School in Three Rivers, Michigan. I thought it might be helpful to upload a few more photos of the building and the property to help visual folks (like myself) get an idea for the space. The second...