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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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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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Everyday Sexism

Casual, everyday sexism remains common in our culture, for both women and men. We know that this behaviour is inexcusable and offensive. We in the church have not only an opportunity but a responsibility to address these issues. It’s not easy, it’s not comfortable, but sexism is not something that Jesus would tolerate. The church needs to be a place to celebrate that God’s grace and love is not dependent on gender roles. Continue reading

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