Photo: K. Dagen

Photo: K. Dagen

What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.
— Mark 4:30-32

The Mustard Seed Conspiracy is an online community publishing anthropological dabblings in faith, doubt, the arts, and humanity. We respond to the overarching question “What does it mean to be human in light of the Kingdom of God?” by creatively reflecting on relevant topics in anthropology from a perspective of faith.

We come to each of these topics knowing that we live in a broken world. Every aspect of human life is flawed. Yet, at the same time, if we look closely, if we choose to see it, each of these broken aspects of humanity also carry a glimpse of the redemptive power of a redemptive God. After all, each of these aspects of life were hand-woven into the fabric of the world by the God who desires nothing but intimacy with His people. He made them, and then he called them Good.

All are invited, through a curative process, to be a part of the conversation by contributing thoughts, questions, revelations, and wonders. How is God moving in you? What is God doing? What compels you to create? What's burdening you?  We don't have to wonder in isolation. We shouldn't. We can sojourn together, and learn from each other along the way. 

The Mustard Seed Conspiracy is currently accepting submissions focused on the topic of COMMUNITY. See submissions page for more details.




Kaitlyn has finally come to terms with her own humanity and has stopped fighting it so much. She will forever be pondering the beauty of culture and the meaning of being human. At heart, she is a creative nomad always looking for the next big adventure. Deeper still, she revels in life’s circular daily rhythms - where the Spirit dwells. She is passionate about spiritual formation and wholistic healing, finding the human personality and its depths to be quite fascinating. If you haven’t seen her in a while, you might find her lost in a pile of books, writing, bringing something old back to life, or picking at her banjo. She seeks to live creatively and intentionally among her neighbors in Lancaster City.




Sallie McCann Tupper and her husband enjoy living in Lancaster City with a community of friends. You can find Sallie spending time outside in her garden or in the woods, observing neighborhood animals, organizing her whole house, or cooking delicious food. She reads and writes fervently, and finds it almost impossible to read a good book without underlining and dog-earing the best parts. She writes poems to underline and dog-ear the small and sacred moments of life. Find more of her work on Instagram — @salliemccanntupper.