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Highlights

See no Evil

July 29th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

American Horror Story. The Walking Dead. Dating Naked. From the blood and guts of modern television and action movies to the scantily clad hunks and hotties of celebrity magazines; how does popular entertainment effect us spiritually?


A Bible in one hand and a Newspaper in the other

July 28th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

How well do we connect the good news of the Gospel to the headlines of the newspapers?


The Glory of ‘Off’.

July 21st, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety
,The Common Area

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?


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  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on See no EvilThank you for your comments Holly. I have written before on the notion of Identity as it relates to pop…
  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on See no EvilHeather and James, I too know people who turn away from ‘secular’ literature or television. I was doing a talk…
  • Holly Wells on See no EvilImportant questions. I’m totally turned off by Hollywood and pretty much everything that goes with those people’s personal lives and…
  • James St Louis on See no EvilI find it impossible to avoid some things. Think of the most popular shows and movies… I can’t imagine how…
  • James St Louis on See no EvilI find it impossible to avoid some things. Think of the most popular shows and movies… I can’t imagine how…
  • Heather Rose Russell on See no EvilI know someone who won’t read anything else only the Bible and devotional books, but will look at “non-religious” TV…
  • Heather Rose Russell on See no EvilI know someone who won’t read anything else only the Bible and devotional books, but will look at “non-religious” TV…
  • Nancy Budd on Generation 2008 a Catalytic MomentGreat, but perhaps the writer of the piece should be notified that “Canon” is a title, not a first name!…
  • Kyle Norman on A Bible in one hand and a Newspaper in the otherThe whole notion of the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other is (I find) some what…
  • Matt Mountbatten-Windsor on A Bible in one hand and a Newspaper in the otherI definitely believe the church as a whole needs to engage the world, and not shelter our faith from the…
  • 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!

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