Our Story

I hope this website finds you (in this moment) in a place of curiosity and with—as the Franciscans have said—enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world.

Shelter50 is the name of a former space where innovation, imagination, & interrogation merged. It was a physical place of hospitality which invited people to explore the ways we manifest in the world and to investigate the ways our beliefs function in our lives. It was a space which hosted a wide variety of experiences aimed at bringing people together in meaningful & transformative ways. Shelter50 Publishing Collective (PC) was birthed out of (and named from) this former space [and thus, from the song “Shelter” by Jars of Clay in which the main chorus extols, “In the shelter of each other, we will live” …the “50” is derived from the Jewish concept of Jubilee, and from the Christian notion of Pentecost: each of these events centered on equality, justice, and new life for the communities]. Shelter50 PC then, carries forward this (currently more conceptual) space which seeks to be colonized by none, and simultaneously is open to diverse expressions and imaginative undertakings from within and without Christianity.