Failure and dreaming big: Words we needed to hear

Only one week to go to our May 27 deadline for raising $20,000. It’s way more money than we’ve ever raised before as an organization for a huge building that will take years and millions of dollars to renovate. We’ve already acknowledged that we’re crazy (but hopefully in a good, faithful crazy kind of way)….

What people want for Huss School

Rob and I had several exciting meeting with local Three Rivers folks this weekend about the potential of Huss School and the ideas that are swirling around in the larger vision for a space in Three Rivers. Several themes emerged from formal and informal conversations: People want to see the Huss School building renovated and…

Audacious imagination

Kirstin’s editorial in the newest issue of catapult looks at how the idea to purchase Huss School is a little crazy … and that’s kind of what makes it good.

Andy Crouch is twittering about *cino

Thanks, Andy, for twittering about *cino’s Imagining Space project! Andy’s recent book, Culture Making, is fantastic and gets at a lot of the ideas driving what we do with *culture is not optional. In fact, we’re planning to review it soon for catapult …

Talkin’ ’bout our generation

Rob woke me up last night after I had just fallen asleep to let me know that our second donation had come in for Imagining Space–our first donation, really, since the initial one was our own. My first thought, and last one before falling happily back asleep, was, “Wow–the first three donors for this project…

The road to a space: Michigan

Continued from “The road to a space: early conversations” … Kirstin and I moved to Three Rivers soon after we officially began *culture is not optional and found ourselves falling in love with a beautiful small town filled with a diverse group of amazing people. We knew that this place was going to be a…

The road to a space: early conversations

Earlier this week, *culture is not optional put in an offer on historic Huss School in Three Rivers, Michigan. For some, this may be a surprising move for an organization that does much of its work online; however, several folks involved with *cino have been feeling that a move toward a physical space is an…