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‘Get woke’

The hardest work any of us will ever do is to go deep into the parts of ourselves that we hide and that we hide from ourselves. Continue reading

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Princess Diana: icon?

In the Christian faith, an icon is understood as a window to God. Icons aren’t painted, they are written by the prayer of the iconographer, the icon then becoming an invitation to those who see it to draw closer to God. Continue reading

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‘Who do you say that you are?’

“Christian” is a word that this world still needs. What it means is something this world desperately still needs. I don’t want this word to lose all its meaning. I don’t want to cede it to people whose primary agenda is resisting social change or reinforcing existing power structures. Continue reading

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Who is it for?

The danger in forgetting that our perspective is limited is that we risk creating a community of faith that serves and fits people who share that perspective. Continue reading

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Puppies, anniversaries, and the thread of life

“To everything there is a season,” goes the well-worn wisdom of Scripture, “and a time and a purpose for everything under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) These words ring as comforting and true in the liminal times, when we are crossing a threshold from one part of our lives to an obviously different part. Continue reading

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When in Rome

Travel is a recurring theme in the holy stories of our tradition. Jesus intuitively understood that the ministry to which God was calling him required that he give up the comfort and security of a home base to live as a nomadic teacher. Continue reading

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Shepherding

City children who know crosswalks, traffic lights and concrete may have a hard time understanding the reality of shepherding. How can we bridge our distance from biblical metaphor and allow visual concepts a place amid the symbols of their hearts? Continue reading

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Not here to have fun

The more I say the words, “I’m not here to have fun,” the freer I feel. Continue reading

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Children’s art matters: palm branch watercolours

Children’s paintings of palm branches teach us that we can respond to God with the resources that are near to us. Continue reading

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The church as Emmaus presence

Augustine’s proclamation continues to echo a crucial insight into our own time and context: the body of Christ is not only on the table; it is also around the table. Continue reading

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