Author: Matt Anderson

  • Adaptability is the key to survival. Our world is constantly changing, and the rate of change has only accelerated exponentially over the last decade…

  • The people inhabiting the space are what make a house a home. This is true of the places you and I lay our heads…

  • Reflecting on the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — on what would’ve been his 95th birthday — I am struck…

  • Go big or go home. It’s a familiar phrase, especially when facing decisions laden with the potential for life-changing impact. And one would think…

  • This week the theme of gratitude builds to a crescendo, culminating for most of us this Thursday (before quickly devolving into Black Friday discontent).…

  • I VOTED For many, wearing that sticker on the first Tuesday in November serves as a badge of honor. For others who didn’t vote,…

  • “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18  As we partner with churches in the good and necessary work of placemaking, we…

  • Rabbi, what is the greatest commandment?  No matter how familiar this interaction from Mark 12 has become, to this day I remain surprised by…

  • ICYMI, these are exciting times at Flourish Placemaking Collective!  Tim recently shared the shift we’ve made to our organizational structure—a move to shared leadership…

  • “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.”  This inherited wisdom from our mothers applies not only to surviving adolescence, but also cultivating…