The Mustard Seed Venture is a group of people seeking to deeply understand, collectively experience and freely extend what the historical Jesus referred to as “the kingdom,” by following his teachings and by drawing inspiration from anywhere that we see the kingdom manifest. The main focus of our conversations will be on how to apply our understandings of what the historical Jesus and related kingdom teachings and experiences are all about, and on how to apply those ideas in our daily lives. We are seeking to experience and extend God’s love and care to our loved ones, strangers, and those that we might normally see as our enemies. Are you interested in this kind of journey? If so, why?
Yes, I am interested in this kind of journey. I'm interested because I want to help bring Heaven to Earth, in myself, in others, and in the world we share.
We envision a network that creates an experience of the kingdom, both in its content and conversations. We therefore ask that all posts have a respectful tone, and a kingdom-like posture towards others. A helpful rule of thumb is to keep in mind if we are referring to another person or members of another group or faith, we write the post as if they might at some point be reading it. What draws you to a desire to manifest Jesus’ teachings in this world, such as love, forgiveness, healthy relationships, community and helping others?
I've been interested in Jesus all my adult life. You can learn more about my personal beliefs concerning Jesus as well as the Jesus-related websites and social networks I administer by going here: Jesus, Near-Death Experiences, and Religion and Encounters with Jesus and NHNE Pulse on Jesus and NHNE Jesus on Facebook and The Purpose of Life, Jesus & NDEs.
Please tell us a little general information about yourself, so we can begin to get to know you. What kind of work do you do? What are your interests?
I'm the founder and president of NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE), one of the first spiritually oriented organizations to emerge on the internet. You can find out more about me (and NHNE) by going here. This link contains a wealth of information about me, my life experiences, and ever-changing beliefs and perspectives. I'm interested in everything having to do with life's big questions: Who are we? Where are we from? Why are we here? Where are we headed? I'm also interested in everything having to do with human beings and human relationships; planet Earth, especially how we can help heal the planet; and learning everything I can from the insights and life experiences of others. While most of my time is spent on NHNE-related projects, to make a living, I work as a professional photographer. I am the father of four adult children (three daughters and one son). My partner and longtime companion on the spiritual path is Alexandra Fraser. I am one of the people that helps Alexandra administer this network.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I think this is a fantastically cutting-edge, well-connected, and spirit-filled network. I'm glad to be a part of it.
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