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Bystanders in the Kingdom

Most of the time we find that we are bystanders in situations. As bystanders in any group or institution we can choose whether we will be part of the Kingdom of God, or not. Continue reading

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The state of nature and the Kingdom of God

The worth and value of each life can’t be learned simply from observing how each living thing interacts with each other. Social, political, and economic equality between people cannot be learned from the state of nature. Justice and mercy and love cannot be learned from the state of nature. In other words, the Kingdom of God cannot be learned from the state of nature. Continue reading

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Stand

Citizens of Heaven stand, first, in God’s Country. We stand in a place where love is the law, and where compassion is the exercise of that law. We stand in a place where justice and mercy are never contradictory, and where glory and humility are mirrored in each other. Continue reading

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Cake

As long as we believe that everyone can be rich, and that everyone has the same opportunity. there won’t be an angry mob gathering at the gates of the palace. As long as we believe that false myth though, there will also never be economic justice. Continue reading

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Managers of injustice

The economy of love, God’s economy, is a self-emptying exchange, that gives all of itself that asks nothing in return. An economy that is entirely offering and loving for the sake of the other, for love of the other. Period. Continue reading

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In the beginning, the Spirit moved upon the waters

I hope that our federal government will invest in much-needed infrastructure so that all of our brothers and sisters might drink clean water NOW. I hope that it won’t take 40 Advent seasons for Pikangikum to be equipped with water, let alone the other 100+ communities in our country who have severe water needs. I hope that our federal government will invest in much-needed infrastructure so that all of our brothers and sisters might drink clean water NOW. I hope that it won’t take 40 Advent seasons for Pikangikum to be equipped with water, let alone the other 100+ communities in our country who have severe water needs. And I hope the Spirit isn’t done with us yet. Continue reading

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And then I had to take my shorts off

I’m a very good shopper. Not only can I shop and spend money for no reason at all, but I can also connect shopping to my emotions, using shopping as a means to overcome grief, anger, exhaustion, and self-consciousness. I have walked into stores equipped with the excuses “I deserve this,” “I need this,” and “I don’t have enough,” with each excuse allowing me to justify purchase after purchase. Continue reading

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Speechless when something needs to be said-September 6, 2015

Today’s post is really just a way to open up a space in The Community for preachers to process our response to the refugee crisis. Sometimes we just need to wait another week for good news.. Continue reading

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For whom the bells toll

The Very Reverend Mike Sinclair, Dean and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathederal in Regina, reflects on the #22days initiative and the call to be a prophetic church. Continue reading

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Branches and coats: Palm Sunday 2015

If you prepare the liturgy well, there is no need to preach, except to draw people’s focus to the liturgy. Continue reading

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