culture | The Community
The Anglican Church of Canada home page
Sites at the Anglican Church of CanadaFind a ChurchFrequently Asked QuestionsStaff Listing

Tag Archives: culture

Parking and the question of motivation in my prayers

Have you ever prayed for a parking space? Have you ever considered the motivations that lie behind your prayers? Why do you pray what you pray? Are your prayers more about the life of Jesus, or the life of the self? Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture Piety | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The mathematics of tithing

Jesus knew that the money is able to exert an intoxicating pull over us. Like a rival deity it demands an emotional attachment. Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture Piety | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The call to friendship

Is it possible to see friendship as its own spiritual discipline? Instead of observing our spiritual disciplines by ourselves, alone in our inner chambers, what if we involved our friends? Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture Piety | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

News or good news?

Imagine if we read as much scripture and/or theology as we did everything else we read? Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Living within the systems and spheres of operation

I believe that God, present in this world, informs many human beings in diverse ways. I do not hold on to notions that God only speaks through the Christian voice. I give thanks for the myriad operating systems and spheres in which people operate, that gives life to the reality that the divine is present and active in this world which we inhabit. Continue reading

Posted in Easter(n) Pilgrims | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Resurrection commune-ism?

Is it possible that it was exactly the power of the Spirit that enabled communalism where “No one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common?” Continue reading

Posted in The Preachers' Table | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A technology free day?

When we think about a technology free day, we may automatically start thinking “well, it can’t be on Sunday because that’s when I watch Big Brother Canada!” Yet this very response proves why taking such a day is so important. Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture Piety | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lenten learnings

Isn’t Lent a time of reflection, of self-examination, and prayer? Shouldn’t we arrive at the other end with some direction or thoughts about the big stuff of our lives? Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture Piety | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Into the unknown

Into this unknown I travel, be it foggy or clear, always with the presence of God. Into this unknown we travel as the community of faith in Jesus. Continue reading

Posted in Easter(n) Pilgrims | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembrance and Homecoming

I have been told by many people numerous times and in different ways over the years, that when you return to something, it is never ever the same. This particular sojourn was no different. Continue reading

Posted in Easter(n) Pilgrims | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment