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September 16, 2019

Eye of the needle

In 1744, Wesley wrote, “[When I die] if I leave behind me ten pounds … you and all mankind [may] bear witness against me, that I have lived and died a thief and a robber.” This is countercultural to good sense today.  We are responsible to plan for the future, make sure we can take[…]

September 9, 2019

New Expression of Methodism

The Innovation and Vitality team I work with is commissioned to “New People, New Places, New Leadership.”  We have defined “New People” and “New Leadership” through community, neighborhoods, young leaders, and leaders of color.  It hit me the other day that we really have not defined what “New Places” looks like. What are the new[…]

September 3, 2019

Baseball is Dying

Let me start by saying I love baseball. I learned the game when I was young and fell in love with it because of my uncle John who would take my brothers and I to games every summer when we were kids. Veterans Stadium was magical to me. I can still remember Mike Schmidt hitting[…]

By The Voices Project Interns Brian Preap and Romare Ashford Jonny Sanders Jonny is an Egyptian and Native American music producer from Northeast Portland who dishes out avant-garde celestial/psychedelic beats that will take you to another world. This talent came to know music through generations of family members in the music industry including Portland’s very[…]

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