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Random stuff we found interesting, grabbed our attention, or simply some things we would like to share with you.

Gathered And Scattered: Crosswinds Church In California

CrossWinds Church describes itself as the church gathered and scattered. They gather together in many different formats and places for spiritual formation and then scatter to reflect Jesus beyond the walls of the church, wherever God leads in the world. One […]

The Ultimate Star Wars Bedroom

A long time ago, in a bedroom far far away Brycen McGowan had been sharing a room with his older sister for nearly six years. When his family had the opportunity to build a new bedroom in a home expansion […]

A Handcrafted Christmas

Every year we send out a small token of thanks to our clients for allowing us to shape their brand’s and tell their stories. We did the same this year. However, within the package of what we sent, there is […]

Designing Space For Mission

When thinking about creating space in today’s postmodern cultural context and economy, many of us feel like the survivors in the first episodes of Lost. Our knee-jerk reaction is to seek shelter in the wreckage of previous models. Others are […]

Designing The Church As Today’s Town Square

Throughout history, sacred space has almost always been located at the heart of the community: from the Greek agora and the Roman forum to New England village greens and Midwestern town squares, people across centuries and continents have instinctively linked […]

Where Kids Drag Their Parents To Church: Northside Christian

Many churches in the Bible Belt would be content with their existing “Christian country club” as long as it fits their “holy huddle.” However, since its start in 1972 with a few families gathered in a deli, Northside Christian Church […]