Author Archives: gideon

Advent Generosity

This season of Advent is a time to remember and celebrate God’s generosity to us.  God gave us his first and his best.  The one who had equality with God emptied himself to become a helpless baby born to two teenage parents in a rural parking garage.  This shocking and beautiful story has been the story of the church for […]

MLF Model Park Tours!

Friends at large & Vox Veniae members, the weather is PERFECT these days for a tour of Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Model Park, which is a 2-acre snapshot of the kind of beauty, creativity & rich community we’re building into a 27-acre master-planned community for the homeless on the East Side of Austin. If you’re interested at all in seeing […]

A (very) Belated Thank You

A letter from a former Vox musician, Travis Jeffords.  Travis is now a worship pastor at First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Part 1 “were just a million little God’s causing rainstorms turning every good thing to rust” I’ve always been a little bit of a brat. Growing up I had (and still have) two amazing parents. They fed […]


Check out an exciting initiative from our partners, Mobile Loaves and Fishes! ROADS are a small group of ordinary people, homed and homeless, working to create relationships, an environment of dignity and a world of opportunities. We invite you come visit us, look around the site, ask questions, donate, spread the word, and participate however you best can. ROADS is […]

Instagramming Religion | #nofilter

Instagram is one of the most recent cultural phenomenons to have grasped the ever-shrinking attention span of our time.  With its roster of image filters, it has the uncanny ability to make food look tastier, clouds look brighter, decrepit buildings look intriguing, self-images captured in the florescent glaze of a toothpaste-and-saliva-splattered bathroom mirror look sexier and–dare I say–kids look cuter. […]

4th Sunday of Advent

Join our liturgy tomorrow at 11am for the 4th Sunday of Advent.  We will be worshipping with the Mosaic community as well! [Photo by monstersoutside @ Flickr]

The Risk of Birth

This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war & hate And a comet slashing the sky to warn That time runs out & the sun burns late. That was no time for a child to be born, In a land in the crushing grip of Rome; Honour & truth were trampled by […]