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U2 stirs things up!

October 24th, 2014

By: Chris Hayes

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

You’ve probably heard, maybe even experienced the automatic download of the latest U2 album. Guest-blogger, the Reverend Chris Hayes tackles this album, and speaks to the formation of our faith in various phases of life.

Messy reflections

October 23rd, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

Life can be messy, unintelligible, and crazy. So too is our response to the horrors that sometimes abound. Here is my attempt in light of past events.

Open door

October 23rd, 2014

By: Shawn C. Branch

Topic: Engage

She smiled and said, “If you get lost, my husband and I are sitting right behind you – just let us know.” I was really impressed with their warmth and hospitality.

A song of peace?

October 23rd, 2014

By: David Burrows

Topic: Easter(n) Pilgrims

How do we live a Kingdom life when faced with evil, harm, and destruction? How do we support the indiscriminate killing of persons on foreign soil without diplomacy? How do we turn the other cheek when persons walk up to shoot or run down innocent persons?

The easy life

October 22nd, 2014

By: Naomi Miller

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

But once more, we meet in Jesus a God who firmly insists on offering more than we could ask or imagine.

Autumn solitude

October 16th, 2014

By: David Burrows

Topic: Easter(n) Pilgrims

In the beauty of this autumn I am reminded of the failings and accomplishments that have surrounded me in ministry this year. I ask that God walk with me as I was accompanied each day on the tundra, providing a song or psalm in thanksgiving for God’s presence.


October 16th, 2014

By: Martha Tatarnic

Topic: Only One Thing

I am sad for a world which is seen (and then presented as the only viable possibility) as so narrow. I am sad for all of the wonder and joy and mystery that I want to share with my children and how inadequate it sometimes feels I am for the task, how many voices will fight against me to blind their eyesight, which even now is still capable of picking up on magic and responding with awe.

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  • Profile photo of gacbgacb on Messy reflectionsRegardless of the painful distractions, it’s not good enough to talk the talk, we must act according to what we…
  • Profile photo of Shawn C. BranchShawn C. Branch on Open doorSorry to hear about that experience Philip! Glad that you are in a healthy, welcoming community.
  • The Rev. Jesse Dymond on Messy reflections+1, Kyle.
  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on Messy reflectionsWe must recognize that the Muslim community have come out with very a very vocal and impassioned denouncing of these…
  • Roger Woodford on Messy reflectionsAs long as at least one able-bodied person in the world is unwilling to reinterpret and contextualize the Koran. cf…
  • Philip Elliott on Open doorEveryone SHOULD be welcome in God’s House. It’s sad that I’ve been to some churches and felt uncomfortable there. Such…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on A song of peace?It seems that we have to live in the tension between pursuing the view of the world as Isaiah has…
  • Roger Woodford on The easy lifeLess like the Cybermen/Isis I’m guessing and more like Jesus on the cross. I’m trying to be optimistic.
  • Profile photo of AGirl2013AGirl2013 on Fact-checkingI guess my concern is that, why, at such a young age, when imaginations run wild, where children can feel…
  • David BurrowsDavid Burrows on Fact-checkingMartha, Very fine blog this week. It is a difficult road to navigate, when dealing with Scripture, interpretation, education, faith,…
  • Matthew GriffinMatthew Griffin on Fact-checkingI’m not sure I can agree with you on that point, Pippa. I’m grateful to Martha for her honesty, and…
  • Profile photo of Tony HoughtonTony Houghton on Fact-checkingFirst of all we have to look and see what people like Jesus and guys like Paul and Peter thought…
  • Profile photo of Matthew PerreaultMatthew Perreault on Wardrobe worriesIn this context, I have to agree with you. When Jesus said just a few verses earlier in Mt 6….
  • Kyle NormanKyle Norman on Pentecost 19: Jesus RiflesWonderful insights Tay. I wonder, how does the notion of identity fit into this? I have always seen this passage…

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