Flowers, inclusion, and pride

Flowers, inclusion, and pride

By Sylvia Broome, Central Atlanta Community Facilitator In the Central Atlanta neighborhood there is a big problem with litter.  Even with the few trashcans available, many of the streets and parks are littered with discards.  This is primarily in the area of the Peachtree-Pine Shelter, but extends towards the local shopping center and into the […]

What if…..Super Saturday’s were different?

By Sylvia Broome, Central Atlanta Community Facilitator   Saturdays are big events in Central Atlanta near the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter.  The area fills with good hearted people coming to feed the homeless and hand out clothing, blankets, and hygiene items.  This past weekend, four days before Thanksgiving, the streets were packed to the point that […]

A huge sock assumption in Clarkston.

A few years ago I was a part of a really neat group of Jesus followers trying to develop a training to equip Christian neighbors to relate to their own neighbors cross-culturally and racially. We called it “The Neighboring Initiative”.   We spent a year in six different neighborhoods around Atlanta learning from indigenous neighborhood […]

The Bizzaro Bible – part 3

By Larry Webb, Central Atlanta Community Member The third part in a series of blogs by Larry called, “The Bizzaro Bible”;   Now, if God doesn’t live in temples/church buildings made by man. Where can I find Him? “…for we are the temple of the living God…” Wait a minute. He lives in us? Maybe […]

Irreconciliation Thinking

By: Sylvia Broome, Central Atlanta Community Facilitator “What difference does it make?  As long as I have “mine”, what difference is it to me if someone doesn’t have “theirs”?  It’s their fault, I worked hard to get mine, if they worked hard they would have theirs too… Lazy, welfare queen, bum…what difference does it make […]

Dignified Interdependent Relationships

By Dan Crain, South Atlanta Community Facilitator/Pastor Dignified Interdependent Relationships What a weird sounding term. It loosely means to give and receive with Christ and people around me. Independence means I don’t need anyone. Codependency means I need everyone and everything in a very unhealthy way. Interdependence means you can exist in your world and […]

The Bizarro Bible – part 2

(the second in a series of three blogs by Larry Webb)   Blessed. For the first fifty years of my life I thought the rich were blessed. I thought the healthy were blessed. I thought the happy were blessed. I thought those without suffering were blessed. When someone got a good grade in school I […]

The Bizarro Bible

The Bizarro Bible: Larry Lee Webb 12/07/16 (the first blog in a three part series by Larry)   If you grew up reading DC comic books, an explanation of “Bizarro World” is unnecessary. The first fifty years of my life I was reading and hearing and being taught the Bible. The last seven years the […]

Doc’s Visit

By Dan Crain, South Atlanta Community Facilitator   A few years ago a good friend visited a community living out reconciliation with neighbors on the street in midtown Atlanta. This is a friend that has a huge heart for those on the margins and has done what all of us have done when we see human […]

Visions of Reconciliation

By Anna Ferguson; Operations Guru for REMERGE   March 2016 I came to Atlanta to be part of an Immersion Workshop for what was then Church on the Street. What I was expecting to experience during that week was a homeless ministry mission trip. Maybe we would walk around Atlanta and ask if we could […]