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Highlights

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.


Fact-checking

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.


Pentecost 19: Jesus Rifles

October 16th, 2014

By: Tay Moss

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

Rendering the tax is now, ironically, a gesture of rejection rather than acquiescence. “Here is your dirty blood money,” Jesus says, “and you are welcome to it.” The currency of the realm (cash, lives taken by violence, whatever) is counterfeit in The Kingdom’s economy. We should hand them over with as much disregard as we would monopoly money given to children.


Wardrobe worries

October 15th, 2014

By: Kyle Norman

Topic: Pop Culture Piety

Fashion. Faith. Fear. How does faith in Jesus inform how we worry about what we should wear? Does Jesus have anything to say about fashion?


The Thanksgiving letter

October 11th, 2014

By: Laura Marie Piotrowicz

Topic: Everyday Christianity

May your Thanksgiving be a time of giving thanks, of delighting in love, of walking in peace.


Love excludes ?

October 11th, 2014

By: Dell Bornowsky

Topic: The Preachers’ Table

In some parishes the option to use the lections for “Harvest Thanksgiving” may be the cause of thanksgiving by preachers who thereby circumvent two rather difficult passages in the regular lections. But can stories of wrath and judgment teach us to love a God who practices exclusion? Should we also be thankful for what is not around the table of the kingdom banquet.


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  • 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…
  • Dawn LegerDawn Leger on Pentecost 19: Jesus RiflesGreat piece, Tay. It makes me wonder about taking this to a conclusion of civil disobedience. What if the Israelites…
  • Pippa Turney on Fact-checkingTo denounce the Ark and other stories of the Old Testament to a group of small children is akin to…
  • Elegant Moose on Fact-checkingshe’s right that no one knows for sure but the stories are myth and legend shared by word of mouth…
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  • Profile photo of Laura Marie PiotrowiczLaura Marie Piotrowicz on “Do you spit in the face of God?”Thanks for your comments, Randa! I’m sorry that you read this as having a judgemental and punitive tone/attitude – that…
  • Randa Speller on “Do you spit in the face of God?”What bugs me about this article is the judgemental attitude. Yes, we should give ourselves and our actions to God,…
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