Tag Archives: community

Loving Yourself: Forgiveness

Rhythms of the Heart - Video- We are encouraged to love our neighbour as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31) but what if we don't love ourselves? Jesus also taught after the last supper with His friends that we need to love each other as He loved us (John 13:34-35). One key way in which Jesus loves us is through…
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Money, Giving and the Obligation of Love

The subject of giving and money often are areas of contention in many communities and perhaps no more so than in Church communities. There are many high profile and many everyday examples of an unhealthy emphasis on money which contributes to the fairly widely held belief that Church is more concerned about money than anything…
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Is our Spiritual Life Connected to Real Life?

Many people are realizing the disconnect between their faith life and their everyday life, and this sense of disconnection is inhibiting the deep life transformations so many of us are looking for in Christ. In this video, Dallas Willard talks about spiritual growth, the church, and our responsibility as it relates to these.  Willard says…
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Closer to the Heart: Love Paradigm

[I wrote this article in September 2009 as I was bringing pieces of the Love Paradigm together] Over the last several years, I have been on an adventure like none other.   I have been so captivated by a dream, a vision that I see in my mind’s eye.  Some days it is clearer than…
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Compassion: Genius in the Art of Living

The term "compassion" often evokes visions of pity or an infomercial showing impoverished children around the world.  It seems the fullness of compassion in real, everyday life is often overshadowed by the noise of cultural greed and violence.  Recent world events like the Japanese earthquake / tsunami and the resulting outpouring of support and prayers…
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Life from Conflict

We co-hosted a weekend gathering in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.   It was an opportunity for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives to share the journey of faith they are experiencing; the good, the bad and the ugly.  For my wife and I this was an exceptional weekend, we enjoyed ourselves…
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