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“Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense”

April 14th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

May we all have a peaceful, prayerful, and meaningful Holy Week; may we all journey forward upheld in prayer.

What are you thinking?

April 12th, 2014

By: Dell Bornowsky

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

What are you thinking as Jesus walks to the Cross? As an amplification of the Passion Narrative, and for those who may wish for Stations of the Cross meditations for Holy Week observance: The following uses stations derived from the gospels that were chosen by John Paul 2 in 1991 as an alternate to the traditional 14 stations.

A Not-So-Holy Week (exams!)

April 11th, 2014

By: Allison Chubb

Topic: When Jesus Goes to College

The Christian story is not one which ignores the painful experiences of real life. It is one in which God descends down, all the way into those darkest places with us so that we can be healed by the overcoming power of new life. It is an old, old, story which we experience anew during this holiest of weeks and even in the midst of finals.

I told you never to call me here

April 11th, 2014

By: The Rev. Jesse Dymond

Topic: Ministry and Technology

“Are you answering work email?” I was. It was about 9:30, and my wife, son and I had just returned home from evening prayer. It been out the door shortly after 5am to prepare for a 7:30 meeting, and a day filled with the usual mix of church and communications. And she called me on it.


April 9th, 2014

By: Leanne Alstad Tiessen

Topic: Parental Ponderings

The Eucharist has become a kind of anchor for me—a reaffirmation of what my faith ‘boils down to’.

“Crucify Him!”

April 8th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

The fact is, in distancing ourselves from crucifixion cries we distance ourselves from the cross. We stand removed and apart from it. The refusal to join in with the cry of the crowd brings within it a sense of faulty pride, by which we self-righteously assert that we have no role in the crucifixion story.

Flin Flon

April 6th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Many of our congregations have been named after saints, but do we know who these people are in the life of the church, and why they were chosen to represent the congregation at the time of its foundation?

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  • Avatar of Larry ArmstrongLarry Armstrong on What are you thinking?Thanks for this Del. My Parish are all out at their hunting camps this week. Its Goose Break. However, with…
  • Avatar of Larry ArmstrongLarry Armstrong on The Preacher’s Table is Back!Have just discovered this resource this morning…WOW ! such an exciting find, Thanks and blessings to all who have put…
  • Allison Chubb on A Not-So-Holy Week (exams!)Teresa, I think papers are included under the catch-all term, “finals”! You’ll get a break soon… peace be over you…
  • Teresa Janelle on A Not-So-Holy Week (exams!)Beautiful thoughts, Allison…I may not have exams, but I am feeling stressed and pressured with the papers I need to…
  • Avatar of PJW51PJW51 on “Crucify Him!”I am there screaming crucify him. Then I have to wonder how do we do this now ? By being…
  • David Burrows on The Music in My HeadThis is such an endorsement for collaboration, for listening effectively within church and society, and being open to new translations,…
  • The Rev. Jesse Dymond on The Music in My HeadI, for one, did not. Wow.
  • Avatar of Dell BornowskyDell Bornowsky on April 6, 2014: Lent 5About both the universality and the particularity of death? Jesse, like you, I am going to mull this one over….
  • Matthew GriffinMatthew Griffin on The Music in My HeadStriking, too, in “Let streams of living justice” is the verse of William Whitla’s poem that was left out in…
  • Avatar of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on The Music in My HeadAs for words being changed to songs that change the meaning. I have a problem with those who put together…
  • David Burrows on The Music in My HeadJesse, the best community to address these questions, I believe, is the Iona Community. The Wild Goose Resource Group has…
  • The Rev. Jesse Dymond on The Music in My HeadDavid: just this past weekend, I was considering the (possible) divide between I vow to thee, my country, all earthly…
  • Elizabeth Muriel Barter on The Music in My HeadI grew up with a diversity of music and no matter what the genre, it elevates my view of certain…
  • David Burrows on The Music in My HeadBrad, Jim, and Tony; Great comments! I am reminded of a story that a friend of mine shared concerning our…
  • Avatar of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on The Music in My HeadAndrew Fletcher once said “Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”…

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