*cino at Rooted & Grounded

During the first weekend in October, a collection of scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana. For the second year running, AMBS played host to the Rooted and Grounded Conference, which is an ongoing conversation about the relationship between a commitment to place and the Christian faith, with…

*cino hosts 9 from Calvin for spring break

Our *cino spring break trip that was born last year with a small group of five Calvin College students grew to nine this year, plus our two resident volunteers, Stephanie and Emily. We really enjoyed getting to know the students who participated and getting to know our work and community better through their participation. Here’s…

Jubilee 2010

We’re getting ready for our annual trip to Pittsburgh for CCO’s Jubilee Conference, a gathering of several thousand college students eager to explore how to weave faith commitments into everyday life. This year, we’ll have our usual table in the exhibit area with all kinds of information about *cino projects: catapult magazine and road journal;…

*cino teams up for Eat Well Food Tour

Out of a conversation about collaboration last fall with folks from the Christian Reformed Office of Social Justice, a tour was born–the Eat Well Food Tour, to be exact. Basically, throughout the summer of 2009, Rob and I will visit churches, farms, farmer’s markets and other locations throughout the midwestern U.S. and Canada exploring food…

Workshop: Rock and roll (and race)

Rob and Kirstin led a workshop this morning titled “Rock and roll and race” at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The workshop looked at the history of rock and roll, focusing specifically on movements and moments in which race played a significant role in shaping music culture–with particular attention given to significant African-American…