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OJ Simpson & The Power of the Witness

May 5th, 2016

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

My husband Dan and I have joined the masses these past few months in our tv obsession with The People vs. OJ Simpson. It’s a strange, and at times enlightening ride back over twenty years ago to “the trial of the century.”


Fact or fiction?

May 4th, 2016

By: Gregor Sneddon

Topic: Flesh made Word

John Shelby Spong, in reflecting on Luke’s account of the Ascension, makes the observation that “…rising from this earth into the sky does not result in achieving heaven. It might only result in achieving orbit. The image of Jesus in eternal orbit with white tunic flying in the breeze does nothing for my spiritual understanding and trivializes the deeper meaning of the biblical story.” I must admit, the image is rather funny.


All dogs go to heaven?

May 4th, 2016

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

Our dog died last month. I am not tempted in his death to gloss over his faults and claim he was a better dog than he was. His faults made him real. We loved him as the strange and unique and challenging dog that he was. Each one of Cliff Barnes’ eccentricities, each of the funny and lovely and obnoxious ways he had of being in this world, thunders its absence in our lives now that he is gone. He wasn’t some platonic ideal of a dog. He was very specifically our dog. And his specificity demanded that we encounter him and love him, not our idea of him.


Your time is currency

May 1st, 2016

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Budgets reflect our values. Assessing our ideals and our realities can inspire a re-allocation, with our money or our time.


Water and blood: the end of religion

April 27th, 2016

By: Gregor Sneddon

Topic: Flesh made Word

The spear in Jesus’ side, this comingled blood and water, represents the blood of God, the life force of God, comingled with the water of creation – flowing out His side, like the temple wall just off in the background. What a connection: Jesus IS the new temple, the old has passed away, animal sacrifice is no more, as Jesus, God, has become the Paschal Lamb – earth and heaven are re-united.


The Community

April 24th, 2016

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Community is important. What community allows you to be the truest form of you that God has gifted the planet with? How do you build community?


The Gospel according to Disney

April 22nd, 2016

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

I felt rejuvenated and refreshed by Disney. But where was prayer, and where was encounter, in my vacation? How very secular to claim renewal after a week of privileged consumerist pleasure. What is our responsibility as Christians living in and with the Empire anyway?


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