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The Common Area

Think about this place as the lobby (or the narthex, or the parish hall,if that makes more sense to you). This is where we make introductions, talk about the structure and workings of The Community itself, and suggest other topics for conversation. Conversations that begin here may be transferred to other forum topics, or develop into new topics.

Jesse DymondSite moderator:
Jesse Dymond
I’m a priest from the Diocese of Huron, serving as Online Community Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada. I have a lifelong interest in computer technology, and continue to pursue interdisciplinary studies in science and theology.

Recent blog posts

Obeying rules

September 22nd, 2016

Have you ever written a learning plan? Maybe a work Development document? What about a financial budget? If we find it beneficial to write these types of documents for school, work, and finances, then why not write one for our spiritual life?

White chocolate ice cream and biblical interpretation

September 13th, 2016

What about children hearing a bible story for the first time? What is interpretation to a child? Like adults, they use their senses.

Tomato aspic and walking the uncomfortable road

September 7th, 2016

How often do we want the presence of Jesus in our lives to take the form of a mere houseguest? We want Jesus to be polite and grateful, a person who smiles and tells us that everything is lovely, even if it is not.

Let’s face it. No one had to show up this morning.

June 24th, 2015

No one had to show up this morning.

Our society does not demand that any of them be here this morning. It doesn’t even demand that you be here this morning. There are lots of other good things to do. There are many other places to be fulfilled; other churches, temples, charity runs and nature walks to name a few. There is sleep. There are yummy eggs benedict and fun purple rubber ducks.

Gossip: the Traditional Method of Church Communication?

March 17th, 2014

I found myself asking these questions a number of years ago, after visiting a parishioner that the prayer team reported to have been rushed away in an ambulance just days before. “I was not,” she clarified, annoyed, “and perhaps the gossip team should consider minding its own business.”

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