• I’m not much of a sports guy and never really have been. I tried my hand at various sports as a kid and while in middle and high school, but alas, I...
    Team K – Extending God’s F...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    February 12th, 2015

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  • If you’ve been following this blog or read any of my books you know that life in community–lived like a family– is a big deal for me...and my...
    Salami Eggs – A Recipe for D...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    February 26th, 2015

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  • I’m often asked what the rhythm of life in our family or missional community looks like; is it a series of planned out activities or just hanging ...
    Life on Mission – Organized ...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    March 05th, 2015

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  • My wife Tina and I, have for years been living out our spirituality–our faith–with others in community. I’m not talking about the “church we...
    Family Dinner Night
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    March 12th, 2015

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  • I spent my first few years as a pastor at a really large church near Chicago. I will be forever grateful to the staff I worked with during those yea...
    Be the Church
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    March 19th, 2015

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  • I grew up going to Sunday school pretty much every week of my young life. Our teachers told us amazing stories from the Bible, nicely illustrated wi...
    Flannelgraph Theology
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    March 26th, 2015

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  • Families can be tricky things and we live in a world and time where many are redefining what a family is. So who are we supposed to treat as “fami...
    Who's Your Daddy?
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    April 02nd, 2015

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  • I have a love-hate relationship with my garden and flowerbeds. On one hand, I love when they are clean, planted, and blooming at all the right time...
    A Garden in My Heart
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    April 09th, 2015

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  • Today I want to talk with you for a bit about a really cheery topic. Death. Wait! Don't go away just yet, stay with me. (prefer to watch this on vide...
    Death Makes No Sense
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    April 30th, 2015

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  • Spring is just around the corner and it's this time of year when the weather is starting to change... it's getting a little warmer...and the roads are...
    Grace on Two Wheels
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    May 07th, 2015

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  • When it comes to talking about their faith people will often say to me: “I think my friends may be more open to what I'm learning about God, but I ...
    Good News That is Good News
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    May 14th, 2015

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  • Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone’s life is a story, and it is amazing to watch someone tell their story. They may start out slow, ...
    To Be Known
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    May 21st, 2015

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  • Our favorite singers, songwriters, comedians, preachers or public speakers all have one thing in common: they know how to tell a good story. And whe...
    Your Story–God's Story
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    June 04th, 2015

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  • Before there was a tabernacle, temple or synagogue there was a family. Before there was a church service there was a family. God has always desired ...
    Family is a Big Deal to God
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    June 11th, 2015

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  • You probably don't know this, but I am actually the third Caesar in my family after my grandfather and father; that makes me a third. My son, who I a...
    Just Call Me Batman
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    June 18th, 2015

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  • I was thinking about how us humans have a predisposition to earn our worth by doing—do to be– to work hard for status, love, acceptance, and v...
    Resting is Hard Work!
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    June 25th, 2015

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  • Hey guys, Caesar here. Years ago there was a movie with Tom Hanks in it called, The Terminal, and he played a guy who somehow spent months living und...
    Tom Hanks, Airports and Missio...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    July 23rd, 2015

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  • Hey guys, Caesar here. I had my ipad stolen recently and every day I miss that thing. It was yet one more portal into the world in which I live...wh...
    Are You Addicted to Approval?
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    July 30th, 2015

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  • Hey guys, Caesar here. Have you ever noticed how so many Christians, regardless of what brand of faith they profess, seem to be duds? I mean, most s...
    Celebration (Why Christians Su...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    August 06th, 2015

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  • Hey guys, Caesar here. I've noticed something lately. A lot of people in faith communities never grow up and move out and start “families” of the...
    Raise Your Kids to Move Out!
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    August 13th, 2015

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  • A friend of mine recently asked, "Is it possible to be fundamentally 'for' someone holistically, but disagree with or oppose some aspects of their pers...
    What's the Big Deal With Gay Ma...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    August 20th, 2015

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  • I started dating Tina when we were both 16 years old and in high school. That was like, uh, 15 years ago? No actually, we have been together for wel...
    5 Steps To An Awesome Date Nig...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    August 27th, 2015

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  • Is it just me or does it seem that more and more people are expecting to be tipped for their services these days? And at increasing rates. I just mo...
    Why Over-tipping Should Be Our...
    By Caesar Kalinowski
    September 10th, 2015

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