How Portland and the Book of Acts Changed Me
John Sowers
By John Sowers

I love Portland. Small Batch Coffee. Powells Books. Community Gardens. Crisp air. Bikes everywhere. Timbers Army. Everyone has a front porch.

And in the mild summers, when the rain takes a break and goes on vacation, everyone lives on their front porch. I love the posture of this. It’s welcoming. Open. It’s the way of the older neighborhoods, designed by craftsmen and architects who built houses for relationship and communal living […]

Why People Will or Won’t Remember You
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I heard this story about Bill Murray once. Apparently he was alone in an elevator at a hotel when a guy got on and recognized him. The man stood uncomfortably quiet as the elevator made it’s way down to the lobby. Finally, the man looked over at Bill Murray and said he was a fan and it was a pleasure to meet him. Bill just nodded and smiled and then continued to look forward. The fan looked rather apologetic and when the doors opened in the lobby walked sheepishly out of the elevator. […]

Sunday Morning Sermon – Olympian Scott Hamilton Ponders Why He Survived Cancer
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

A couple months ago I spent a few days with Olympic skater Scott Hamilton. It’s rare to meet such an accomplished person who isn’t only humble, but is deeply convinced life is not about winning, about himself or about glory. […]