Lament and hope in Three Rivers and beyond

On Holy Saturday, many of us from the *cino community in Three Rivers joined in a service of lament and hope organized by The Hermitage Community, a Mennonite retreat center located just west of Three Rivers.  The service was prompted by the evolving news over the past several months that Enbridge, the Canadian energy transport…

catapult editor contributes to March 2013 Comment

Kirstin, *culture is not optional co-director and catapult magazine editor, has an essay in the newest issue of Comment magazine, which highlights persuasion. Her piece, entitled “Slow Organizing for Kingdom Come,” explores community development as learning how to listen, persuade, negotiate, compromise, and reconcile — all toward the common good. Unfortunately, it isn’t available online; but with contributions from Marilyn McEntyre, Calvin…

*cino 2012: A year in review

Left to right: Rob, Chad, Deborah, Liesje, Kirstin, Jordan, Stephanie, David and Emily Happy Advent!  Even as we set aside time for expectation for the future, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at what the past year has been like for the folks connected with *culture is not optional.  There are about…

Winter 2010 road journal on its way

The Winter 2010 road journal is being dropped off at the Post Office today and will make it to your mailbox in a matter of days. This issue of our quarterly print journal features several great pieces by various *cino writers, plus a photo essay highlighting the Imagining Space project at Huss School. A special…

Summer road journal mailed

It’s long overdue, but we were finally able to get the Summer 2009 issue of road journal in the mail. Some of you may have already received your copy! Though we’ve had it printed since August, Kirstin and Rob (*cino’s co-directors) have had a lot of personal obstacles that have kept them from being able…