Aug 20 2013

August/September Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

Posted in Blog, Prayer

Aug 07 2013

Mural Competition

Spread the word to Artists

Posted in News, Blog

Mural Competition

Mural Competition 2013

We are looking for artists who want to submit entries for our 2013 Banquet Mural.

Deadline is Sept 7th.   Read more for all the details.

Jul 29 2013

July Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

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Jul 22 2013

Serving Unsung Heroes

Foster Care Needs the Community.

Posted in Blog, News, Reflections

Serving Unsung Heroes

Over the past 30 years, my wife and I have been involved in some level of Foster Care. We started our journey by becoming foster parents ourselves and provided a safe home for some of societies most at risk children. It was a difficult but rewarding experience. So many lives were touched as a result of opening up our home and our hearts to share the love of Jesus with these fragile little children.

Jun 02 2013

June Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

Posted in Blog, Prayer

Apr 17 2013

April Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

Posted in Blog, Prayer

Mar 04 2013

March Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

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Aug 23 2012

Compassion North Portland: Faith in Action, Faith in Place

There is power in the collaborative context

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

Compassion North Portland: Faith in Action, Faith in Place

On a recent sizzling Saturday in early August, more than 325 volunteers representing at least 25 North Portland churches came together in an outstanding display of care for our community for the first ever Compassion North Portland event. Working together on a wide range of teams, (including hospitality, finance, food & refreshment, childcare and social services just to name a few), neighbors shed their denominational identities and graciously took on the roles of servants. The result?

Jun 27 2012

Bus Driver Tosses Family Off

Why I felt convicted as I read the Oregonian this morning

Posted in Blog, Reflections

Bus Driver Tosses Family Off
I was enjoying my eggs, bacon, and the Oregonian this morning when I got further into a story than I normally do. Yes, I admit, I’m a picture viewer more than an article reader, unless its an article about the Portland Timbers. Nevertheless, this article captured my attention so I read it all. After reading it and getting over the initial sadness of the way humans treat other humans I actually had a sinking feeling in my gut as it hit home.
Jun 07 2012

Kingdom of Christ Blog 1 of 3

Church as a map key

Posted in Blog, News, Reflections

Kingdom of Christ Blog 1 of 3

This is the first blog in a three part series. I’m processing through my thoughts after completing Russell Moore’s “The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective”. I’ve pulled out three thoughts that caught my attention and which relate to the work of Compassion Connect.

 

This book is a thorough work on the various perspectives throughout history and today about the Kingdom of God. It does a wonderful job of communicating the historical differences between dispensationalists and covenant theologians. It also does a great job of drawing us into a healthy middle ground where we can see the practical and powerful implications of the Kingdom of God today and the future hope, not that we were ever really missing that but the “not yet” could benefit from a fuller understanding of the “now.”

 

In this first part I want to address, briefly, the role of the church in reflecting the Kingdom of God.

May 23 2012

Night Ride II

What about the johns and pimps? Where are the active neighborhoods?

Posted in Blog, Abolition Now

At the beginning of this year, I joined two vice squad Portland police officers on their night shift. Beyond observations from my first blog, “Night Ride,” this journal outlines additional impressions from that night and from further research into the seamy world of human trafficking.