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Top three (unconventional) tips for church shopping

I certainly know people who have church shopped prayerfully and faithfully and have found a community where they have been able to put down nourishing and long-lasting roots. But I also know that approaching church as just one more consumer choice in a whole life of soul-destroying consumer choices can lead to worship communities that become bound, not to the life and sacrifice and resurrection revealed in Jesus, but to meeting a wide variety of individual consumer preferences. Continue reading

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Stronger Together in 2012

by Phil Colvin It all started over ice cream. During a short break in the Ask & Imagine program in 2010, Su McLeod (Diocese of BC) Andrew Stephens-Rennie (Diocese of Ottawa) and myself talked about the shared joys and challenges … Continue reading

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Short-Term Missions Revisited

On the last Saturday of August, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of young people in the Parish of March in Kanata, Ontario, along with their mentors. The group had just returned from Nicaragua where they had … Continue reading

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Tis the Season…to shop?

By Christian Harvey It is obvious that Christmas has gone from celebrating the birth of the prince of peace to a celebration of the victory of consumerism. But how do we talk about it with our teenagers? Here are a … Continue reading

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