Author: Rob Loane

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There is a Joyce Rupp quote that litters many of my old journals and files, and over the past decade or so it  has been a consistent source of encouragement and challenge to the way I look at my everyday life. When I was attempting to re-organize my office last week, after a summer of much […]

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For all who seek to walk with Jesus over the long haul, much time will be spent in what the Psalms calls “the depths.” Suffering is simply part of what it means to be human. Whether we ourselves are going through difficult times or we are walking with others through difficult times, we will find ourselves […]

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Do you remember the Peanut cartoons? The old TV versions had a scene that played out rather often. Lucy would have a football. She would encourage Charlie Brown to attempt to kick the ball while she held it for him. Lucy assured Charlie she would not move the ball. Charlie would buy in and back […]

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“I wonder how you would sum up the Christian situation in the world today. For me, it’s a strange, rather tragic, and disturbing paradox. On the one hand, in many parts of the world the church is growing by leaps and bounds. But on the other hand, throughout the church, superficiality is everywhere. That’s the […]

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We at VP3 are really excited about a recent project that has come to completion and is now available.  Imago Dei to Missio Dei: An Art Experience is a compilation of watercolors and reflections which in the words of the artist/author Preston Pouteaux, “I originally created these pieces as a gift for my church family. I hoped […]

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At our core, we at VantagePoint3 strive to be a learning and praying community whose life together (i.e. our processes, service, & team) invites others to vantage points where they can discover more deeply who God is, who they are, and what God desires to do through them. This October 24-26 in Banff, Alberta, we will […]

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Recently I have been asked something like this a number of times by people completing THE JOURNEY: “Rob, what is A WAY OF LIFE and why should I be a part of it?”  I begin by saying this process is for the person who feels something like this: So I have said “yes” to Jesus, […]

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A few years ago I stumbled across a journal entry of Henri Nouwen; and as so often before, his words deeply resonated with my heart. Nouwen wrote, I have come to realize how hard it is to have a real spiritual conversation. I keep wondering how people with deep religious convictions can speak together at […]

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Last Thursday Pam Edwards, Randy Reese and I had a conversation around the question “How does one cultivate a culture of walking alongside-ness?”  This question has been growing in our minds for sometime. We hear so many stories of individuals transformed by the Spirit within the context of our VP3 processes. We have such a […]

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We will be hosting another VP3 webinar on Thursday, February 20th entitled “Cultivating A Culture of Walking Alongside-ness.” Randy Reese, Pam Edwards, Brent Eliason, and I would love for you to join us.   Around the office we are growing increasingly curious about and attentive to the factors that help a church’s leadership culture move […]

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A PRAYER Gracious God, Your love puts no condition and knows no limits. It embraces and envelops us totally, like the air we breathe. It is life-giving in the most profound sense of the word. Grant us grace to believe with all our hearts. May this faith shape and permeate our personalities and may it bear […]

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I asked this funny looking group that I get to work with to reflect back over the past year and share a book that stands out to them from the past twelve months. So moving clock wise from the top left corner of the picture let’s work our way around the group.   Kay: Patrick […]

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