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Prayer: not a demand to be ‘done’.

November 19th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

When asked about the solution to the frantic busyness of life, someone in the conversation responded “Retirement!”, only to have such a notion negated by the retired individuals in the group – who often find themselves as busy, if not busier, than before.


Remembrance and Homecoming

November 16th, 2014

By: David Burrows

Topic: Easter(n) Pilgrims

I have been told by many people numerous times and in different ways over the years, that when you return to something, it is never ever the same. This particular sojourn was no different.


When Did We See You?

November 15th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

An recent invitation to reflect on scripture made it apparent that the onus is on us as disciples to make a difference in the world; but in order to do that, we must first open our eyes.


19 kids and a bus

November 13th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

How do we tackle extreme understanding of sexuality and romance? Does the Bible hold an either/or understanding of how we approach our sexual selves? Between extreme sexual licence, and puritanical chastity, is there any place for a healthy and biblically informed view of romance?


Remembrance Day

November 9th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Whatever your personal belief of the military, and of the Day dedicated to Remembrance, I hope and pray that we might all take time for prayer.


Ten really good reasons to give

November 7th, 2014

By: Peter Misiaszek

Topic: Growing Good Stewards

If we were to turn this mindset of scarcity on its head, we would encounter all kinds of reasons why people should give—and give up front, before everything else takes priority. As a stewardship educator, I am convinced that people want to give.


Are you in or out? Really?

November 6th, 2014

By: Dell Bornowsky

Topic: The Common Area

When I baptize infants I often tell the parents that having a child baptized but never bringing them to church is like having a child adopted but then never letting them go to live with their adopted family.


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  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on When Did We See You?“I think again Jesus is challenging us to see that all people *may* be in the family of God” ….
  • Verna Macdonald on Prayer: not a demand to be ‘done’.Prayer doesn’t need a special set aside time. Whatever comes into your mind during chores, walking dog etc can be…
  • Profile photo of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on When Did We See You?I think again Jesus is challenging us to see that all people *may* be in the family of God -…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on When Did We See You?Yes God loves all people (benevolence and beneficence) but there is a love which is only bestowed upon his own…
  • Profile photo of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on When Did We See You?Thanks for your comment, Tony! A few responsive thoughts… firstly, I agree that there are many areas where caring for…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on When Did We See You?Everything that you say about caring for those in need and being hospitable to all is true but I think…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on 19 kids and a busIt seems pretty clear that the bible teaches that all sexual activity is forbidden outside the bonds of marriage.With shows…
  • Heather Rose Russell on Just a cupWe have “coffee hour” after the morning service every Sunday. It’s a GREAT way to fellowship.
  • Randa Speller on Just a cupCoffee hour is alive and well at Holy Trinity Chatham Ontario. We also have juice for kids. We often have…
  • Chris Hollingworth on Just a cupThe Edmonton area churches should stop hitting their top donors up for more money. My parents are 79 and 82…
  • Profile photo of Shawn C. BranchShawn C. Branch on Open doorYou’re right Kevin, it does take a commitment but it can start with a few people.
  • Lee Hazelwood-Lynn on Just a cupOur congregation still has “coffee time” after church. Most stay for at least an extra half hour after the service….
  • Angela Woods on Just a cupWe have gone from having 2 tables with chairs set out for coffee hour, to now having 4 as more…
  • Martha Tatarnic on JianOur churches, and we as members of our churches, bear a great responsibility in making this a world where victims…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on Kittens or the loss of spiritual integration?We have to realize the going to church is not primarily for us and for us to get warm fuzzies….

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