In an age of social and often spiritual ‘rootlessness’, we, as the people of God, are called to live as ‘radical’ followers. We are to root our lives in the One who is the ‘ground of our being’, and to be more deeply and intimately rooted together in vibrant community in order to discover, live, grow, and bear fruitful lives in the way of Jesus.
How do we “proclaim” the Gospel in a “non-religious” age?
How do we show respect for others?
There is a need for celebration in life to help define who we are and where we are going.
What does it mean for us in our day to receive the Holy Spirit?
We must concentrate on the art of seeing to appreciate what is happening and what can happen in our world.
How do we begin the new year effectively?
Advent is when we take time to ask ‘how am I supposed to show up on Christmas?’ If we look to the story of the Magi, the answer we find is we show up open, ready to change, grow, and become.
This Advent we asked a few people to reflect on a carol and tell us what it says to them about the significance of Christmas. During the week of joy, Liz reflects on how “Joy to the World” isn't really a Christmas song, but really is a Christmas song.
This Advent we use our Nativity Scene to journey towards Christmas and ask 'what do these characters teach us about how to show up at Christmas?' This week we look at Mary and Joseph's story and ask if we're ready to take on the same risk they did on Christmas morning.
This Advent we asked a few people to reflect on a carol and tell us what it says to them about the significance of Christmas. During the week of peace, Al reflects on how “Silent Night” helps him find the awe and wonder of Christmas.
This Advent we asked a few people to reflect on a carol and tell us what it says to them about the significance of Christmas. During the week of hope, Barry reflects on how “Away in a Manger” speaks to him bout the possibility of miracles.
Tony Snow is a minister from the Stoney Nakoda Nation. As we continue to explore what (re)conciliation with our indigenous neighbours means for us, Tony encouraged us to follow God's Spirit of truth and life, knowing it's only then that we can come together in respect, justice, and peace.
Jesus is asked over 300 questions and get this: he only answers 3 directly. The rest of the time he engages or asks a question back. That tells us something: to be curious, is to be holy. To be human is to be curious. To help us be people of curiosity, this week we did an Ask Anything Sunday and explored questions about the afterlife, God, and how we do what we do.
Whenever we see the phrase 'eternal life,' it's not talking about life after death, it's talking life before death. It’s talking about a life that's abundant, deep, and full.
This week we explore how one of the things Jesus says we need to do to enter into that life is to 'look at our knuckles' and ask: what am I holding on to that I need to let go of?
Faith isn't intellectual. It's not a matter of what we believe or think about certain things. Faith is a matter of the heart. But the question, as we ask this week, is what kind of faith do we have: do we have hearts that are open, soft, and willing, or do we have hearts that are closed, hard, and stuck?
If Jesus got angry and indignant then are we supposed to too?
As uncomfortable as it may sound, yes. But here's the catch: just like Jesus, we're supposed to get angry and indignant about certain things in certain ways.
Do we let out our anger in destructive and harmful ways or do we let it our in creative and healing ways?
Taking one day in seven off as a day of rest can seem like a tall order in our busy lives. Today's reflection explores how Sabbath rest relates to our own self care and to our relationship with the Holy.