With all creation…

With all creation…

This Sunday, we begin our month-long celebration of the Season of Creation, which is part of the wider season of Ordinary Time…

The Friendship Bench

The Friendship Bench

The “Friendship Bench” is an initiative begun in Zimbabwe to create therapeutic spaces in communities without professional therapists. Trained individuals, often grandmas, sit…

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

This past weekend I was in Sutton, Québec. Dom, Yvonne’s husband, had invited me to speak and officiate at her memorial service. Saturday…

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger

I woke this morning to the barest whispers of a dream I could no longer see. What lingered from this dream was…

Strange Grace

Strange Grace

In three weeks, Craig will be going back to California to teach, as financially, it’s not the time for him to retire.…

Strange Graces

Strange Graces

“I can tell you that you will know “the strange graces that come to our aid… that fly to meet us bearing…

Kinship and Restorative Action

Kinship and Restorative Action

Grateful thanks to Donelda Seymour, for Sunday’s meditation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of…

Kinship and Boundaries

Kinship and Boundaries

When do our boundaries around personal things (property, time, space, investments) become a dividing wall to kinship? When do they become barriers…

In the Face of Dividing Walls of Hostility

In the Face of Dividing Walls of Hostility

In Ephesians 2:14-18, Paul wrote how Jesus destroyed the dividing wall of hostility between Jews and Gentiles, reconciling them in his body. Later, in Ephesians 3,…

Kinship Through Pentecost

Kinship Through Pentecost

On Pentecost Sunday, Diane Butler Bass published a beautiful article on her blog, “The Cottage”, which captures the essence of Kinship. I was so…

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