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When in Rome

July 4th, 2017

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

Travel is a recurring theme in the holy stories of our tradition. Jesus intuitively understood that the ministry to which God was calling him required that he give up the comfort and security of a home base to live as a nomadic teacher.


Shepherding

June 12th, 2017

By: Kate Newman

Topic: Children’s Ministry

City children who know crosswalks, traffic lights and concrete may have a hard time understanding the reality of shepherding. How can we bridge our distance from biblical metaphor and allow visual concepts a place amid the symbols of their hearts?


Not here to have fun

May 19th, 2017

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

The more I say the words, “I’m not here to have fun,” the freer I feel.


Children’s art matters: palm branch watercolours

May 11th, 2017

By: Kate Newman

Topic: Children’s Ministry

Children’s paintings of palm branches teach us that we can respond to God with the resources that are near to us.


The church as Emmaus presence

April 27th, 2017

By: Jay Koyle

Topic: Congregational Development

Augustine’s proclamation continues to echo a crucial insight into our own time and context: the body of Christ is not only on the table; it is also around the table.


Prayers celebrating a dead fish

April 20th, 2017

By: Matthew Griffin

Topic: Liturgy

Grief over the death of a pet is real and complicated and lacks the formal markers that are so important to us as we gather for a Christian funeral What are some of the times you’ve been delighted to have liturgical ways of marking important pastoral moments with those you love and serve?


Does God require sacrifice?

April 13th, 2017

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

Our Christian faith does need to be liberated from the safe realm of the private and polite and to connect our love for God with sacrificial living that dares to carry communal implications. Our devotion to the Creator should implicate our voices to speak out, our bodies to act out, for the life of the planet, the air we breathe, the water we need, the land we live on, our neighbours who are suffering.


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  • Karnail Masih Yaqube Masih on When in RomeI like Ur Profile God bless you all way from Ven. Karnail Masih Vic Charmane Diocese of Amritsar Church of…
  • Karnail Masih Yaqube Masih on When in RomeI like Ur Profile God bless you all way from Ven. Karnail Masih Vic Charmane Diocese of Amritsar Church of…
  • Martha Tatarnic on When in RomeThank you so much for this Stephen. Your words move me to tears. Mom and Dad are incredible parents. One…
  • Stephen W. Rhody on When in RomeMartha, I was truly touched when my friend, Rob Ballagh, sent me a link to this devotional passage you wrote…
  • Martha Tatarnic on When in RomeYes, I like that idea of being “shaken out of our complacency!”
  • Martha Tatarnic on When in RomeYes, “out of the mouths of babes” is definitely true!
  • Linda Finn on When in RomeThe experience of traveling in a foreign land leads to many incredible memories and insights, as you have so beautifully…
  • Jack Hemming on When in RomeMartha – thank you for sharing your experiences on your trip. It was a beautiful and insightful commentary of our…
  • Alan Cann on When in RomeA beautiful and thoughtful post! Thank you for sharing these amazing experiences.
  • Martha Tatarnic on Not here to have funI really appreciate your thoughtful analysis and response. This is a great summary: “The question is not so much: whether…
  • Dell Bornowsky on Not here to have funMartha, I appreciate the theme that seems to be developing in your last several posts. I wonder if what you…
  • The Rev Professor P.G. kirkpatrick on A modest wondering about the Feast of the AscensionThank you Matthew I simply did not want other readers to think that this Sunday had not been designated as…
  • Matthew GriffinMatthew Griffin on A modest wondering about the Feast of the AscensionHi Patricia, You’re quite correct–this piece from three years ago was written and published after General Synod passed a motion…
  • The Rev Professor P.G. kirkpatrick on A modest wondering about the Feast of the AscensionAlthough I concur with much of what you have said, I would ask that you be mindful of the fact…

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