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We need Updated Stories

In his book Doubt after Faith: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It, Brian McLaren notes that sixty-five million US adults have quit going to Church, and this number grows by 2.7 million every year.[1] These numbers should serve as a wake-up call for churches, indicating that something is not connecting with people.…
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Grief as Resentment

hese unaddressed feelings of loss, combined with others, can sometimes change into resentment(s). Resentment is the perception of wrongdoing / unfair advantage through actions, words or even political or religious ideas.
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God always spills over

This came today in Richard Rohr’s daily email. It is part of the transcript from a talk Ilia Delio gave at the 2014 CAC CONSPIRE. Along with being a Ph.D. scientist and theologian, Ilia Delio is one of my favourite thinkers and spiritual writers. As I read her comments, I was aware of a stirring…
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‘Enemy Love’ during a Pandemic

I was listening to a radio interview last week where the Chief of the Calgary Fire Department was being interviewed in response to a few CFD members participating in an anti-vax / anti-mask protest. During this interview, the Chief made the following statement a couple of times: (See related CBC article here) "There are some…
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A Cosmic Love Story

Love is at the heart of the Cosmos. The God-who-loves invites us to embrace and enter into this evolutionary love story. In loving well, we partner with God and others towards a hopeful, equitable, sustainable future.
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A Tale of Two Ferns

We like spending time hiking - in the mountains or prairie coulees, and it doesn't much matter which. Hiking has become a meditative activity for us. We really like the various vegetation; wildflowers, junipers, trees, berries, mosses and lichens - we're kinda amateur geeks with it all. It's not so important how far or how fast…
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“It’s muddy. Turn back now.”

So many live life from the ease, comfort and clean shoe preserving parking lot. We pause to take that selfie for our social media, and then we are on to the next parking lot. What the parking lot selfies can never capture is the richness of experience with someone or something.
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A Social Media Spiritual Exercise

Good Sunday morning.My friend Loren Rosser from Arlington, Texas shares this practical spiritual exercise ideally for the social media environment.A spiritual exercise or practice is basically practicing a particular heart attitude or perspective that helps us grow spiritually. Led and empowered by the Holy Spirit these kinds of practices can be used to open our…
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The Hangover – Easter Saturday

Oh man... what did I do yesterday?  It seems like a terrible nightmare.  I am awake now - covered in sweat, trembling and a headache like I had drunk a gallon of wine last night.  I was caught up in something terrible. Something demonic - a mob.  How did this all go so sideways and…
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COVID, Church Services and the Good News of Jesus

A pastor of a church just outside of Edmonton Alberta has been arrested and charged with violating the COVID-19 Provincial Health Orders that among other things limit the size of indoor gatherings to 15% of the maximum fire code capacity.Health officials and RCMP had met with the pastor on several occasions in an attempt to…
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