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Beyond the gossip and glitter: What Katy Perry and Jesus teach us about performing and keeping it real

I am a far cry from celebrity or Saviour, yet I also face the possibility of having my life reduced to mere performance. Continue reading

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Soundtrack of life

What makes up the soundtrack of your life? Do you recognise God there? Continue reading

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U2 stirs things up!

You’ve probably heard, maybe even experienced the automatic download of the latest U2 album. Guest-blogger, the Reverend Chris Hayes tackles this album, and speaks to the formation of our faith in various phases of life. Continue reading

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The Music in My Head

Since a child, I always had a strong connection between music and the things that I do. I have vivid memories of walking the tundra of Baffin Island with my dog, and making up songs and melodies relating to such things as the day’s reflection, the beauty of creation, and the challenges of growing up with elder sisters. Continue reading

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A Moment in Time

I find myself wondering about our desire to cling to everything from ideas to interpretations, language to liturgy, style to song. The Church is no stranger to moments in time. Continue reading

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The Creative Space

By bringing God into our own creativity, we are allowing for the child-like enjoyment of the imagination, letting the gifts flow out of us to make the world a better place. Continue reading

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Twerks and Sea Shells

I have intentionally withheld posting this for the past couple of days, wanting to see if anyone would mention Gaga’s performance. Why is Miley Cyrus shamed for her scantily clad performance, while Lady Gaga is hailed as an artist for hers? What are the complex issues involved in this? Continue reading

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Looking back–Relationships are relationships, part 2: of classic rock and motorcycles

Driving a British vehicle more than 40 years old has its challenges: spark plugs get fouled up. Bolts fall off while I’m driving. Fuses blow. I leave puddles of oil in parking lots. But it has its advantages: I’m driving a piece of history. Continue reading

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“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels,” according to Thomas Carlyle; how do the angels speak to you? Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

I’m going to Saskatoon! I have never been to a Justice Camp, CLAY, Stronger Together or a major youth gathering of any sort. I have been to lots of “adult” church stuff around the country and in my home Diocese but … Continue reading

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