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The Glory of ‘Off’.

July 21st, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety
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What do you do on your day off? What tasks and demands to do you have waiting for you? Does your to-do list seem to be an endless source of activity, but also distraction. What would happen if we truly understood the meaning behind that blessed three-letter word “Off”?

Safe Space

July 20th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Safe space, in the company and homes of friends, is essential, and is based on relationships that have been build and strengthened over time. Are our churches as much a safe space as they should/could be?

6th Sunday after Pentecost: Tell it Slant

July 18th, 2014

By: Tay Moss

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

I think the structure of the universe has something interesting to say about how we get to the centre of things. I contend that our efforts to point squarely in one direction and say, “there, that’s the centre/truth/origin” will never be anything more than a gesture at a guess of an approximation of an estimate. Yet there is another way.

Write a Review…

July 15th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

Thinking for a summer’s day: if you were asked to review your parish church, what would you say?

The Lappers

July 14th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: The Common Area

What does the story of Gideon’s army of 300 people have to do with our lives of faith today? How do we respond to the unconventional, unexplained or downright odd requests from God?

Pentecost 5: sprouts?

July 10th, 2014

By: Dell Bornowsky

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

We won’t know for sure how fruitful or fruitless the word will be in a persons life until we observe the way is grows.

Expectation vs. reality

July 10th, 2014

By: Rachel Kessler

Topic: Parental Ponderings

Parental reality has a way of setting in and crushing even our loftiest of expectations, as we ourselves discovered all too quickly.

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  • Avatar of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on Safe SpaceI also believe that the churches should be safe places to seek and ask questions that lead to a fuller…
  • Avatar of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on Safe SpaceThanks for your openness, Talia. I hope that there IS a church where safe really means safe – for everyone…
  • Avatar of Talia JohnsonTalia Johnson on Safe SpaceAs someone who identifies as, and is open about being under the LGBTQ or queer umbrella safer spaces has a…
  • Avatar of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on Safe SpaceSafe space within the walls is important; it’s my hope that safe space exists within the church – the community…
  • Avatar of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on Safe SpaceJames, I’m thrilled to hear your positive experience!
  • Afra Tout Coeur on Safe SpaceI agree that creating a healthy space within parish walls is essential. Yet, specifically regarding young people, my peers experience…
  • James St Louis on Safe SpaceMy wife and I joined our parish about a year ago… We couldn’t possibly ask for a warmer welcome. It’s…
  • Avatar of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on Write a Review…I’m not against the reviews, I would just hope that anyone who would write such reviews publicly would have conversations…
  • Avatar of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on Write a Review…Thanks Malcolm. I had aimed at the conditional (perhaps, maybe) but you raise a good point. There is always room…
  • Olivier Morneau on 6th Sunday after Pentecost: Tell it SlantNicely put. Very inspirational. Somewhat inaccurate from a scientific point of view I feel inclined to mention (An important distinction…
  • Avatar of PJW51Paul Willson on The LappersMy reading of this account is that God wanted to provide the victory. If Gideon’s 32,000 men had attacked they…
  • Wanita Harris on Expectation vs. realityI can totally relate to this article for both of my children, first and second. I did as much “natural…
  • Malcolm French on Write a Review…Even if a review is angry and unfair (and many are) it doesn’t mean there aren’t things to learn from…
  • Lauren Aldred on Write a Review…We can hold an opinion of it, but it is not really a congregations’ choice. Church reviews and blogs about…
  • Philip Elliott on Write a Review…Interesting thought

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