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Beginnings & Endings

I was struck by the juxtaposition of new beginnings and endings. Celebration and grief inhabiting the same space in time, in the lives of my family, and in my own heart.
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Trauma Bond

Jesus as a trauma bond rings true (in degrees) in my experience/work but the phrase sets me back on my heels.
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Awakening in Christ’s Body

Relationships are as varied and unique as people themselves but constitutive of what it is to be human (to exist). Relationship is a powerful dynamic between us, others, the world and our source (God).
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

It was hot, and we were on a beach at Kootenay Lake of British Columbia, enjoying fun and relaxation with family.  Somehow the conversation turned to God, and my 17-year-old has some pretty strong ideas about religion.  He, like his older two brothers, had the privilege of growing up with a pastor as a dad.  A pastor…
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A Tale of Two Tales

We finished our setup, and a bunch of us headed to our local library for Storytime with a Drag Queen. Francheska Dynamites was the storyteller again this year. Such an amazing person.
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I Fly Kites

It started over 20 years ago. I was married, two kids, and chasing the "American / Canadian dream," trading Agricultural Commodities up and down the continent's western side. At the same time, I pursued a passion for ministry, which took tons of time too. As you may appreciate, there were never enough hours in the day for…
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Fat Souls

The ultimate example of a Fat Soul would be God, the world's very Soul. God, as a truly Fat Soul, "lures us and all creation to widening circles of Beauty." The idea that God is profoundly relational and longs for genuinely beautiful, love-inspired relationships and interconnected wholeness.
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Rescuing Holiness

“For the average Evangelical, God's holiness is associated with justice, and frankly, it is just cosmic-level vindictiveness.”
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Jesus, The Sex Pistols & Deconstruction

It’s been almost 20 years since my BIG deconstruction, and since then, it has been a journey focused on reconstruction.  Let me be a little more precise; it is more of a rhythm of gaining new insights, trying them out, and deciding whether I keep them or keep looking. Whether I keep them or jettison…
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