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  • Sacred experimentation

    Sacred experimentation
    Twelve years ago, I conducted an experiment to find out if I was called to a life of ordained ministry in the church. The context of the experiment was the first Montreal Ministry Internship (or Challenge as it was called then), an intensive summer discernment program for young adults that was run by the Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
    by Rhonda Waters
    Posted February, 23 2015
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  • Make space for grace

    Make space for grace
    Don’t do it. This was the message delivered in December by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) when the Canadian church sought its opinion about amending canon (church law) to allow the marriage of same-sex couples.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted February, 23 2015
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  • Gods, kings and a bellicose boy

    Gods, kings and a bellicose boy
    “The Lord is a man of war,” says the book of Exodus, and those six words inform the new dramatization of the mass exodus of 400,000 Jews from their captivity in Egypt around 1300 BC. In Exodus: Gods and Kings God tells Moses “I need a general.”
    by John Arkelian
    Posted February, 19 2015
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  • Seeing with the 'eye of the soul'

    Seeing with the 'eye of the soul'
    Not many books use a potato to explain spiritual wholeness but Father Luke Bell manages to do this and more inThe Meaning of Blue: Recovering a Contemplative Spirit. As a monk-priest at Quarr Abbey on the UK’s Isle of Wight, Bell is well placed to teach us about contemplation and potatoes.
    by Jane Christmas
    Posted February, 19 2015
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  • Moral injury and the future of Canada

    Moral injury and the future of Canada
    In recent years, it has been more widely recognized that there are a number of not immediately recognized costs to participation in war. Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most well-known and understood psychological war wound, but a new category of psychological war injury has emerged: moral injury. This refers to the negative consequences of observing and participating in the massive and systemic moral breakdown associated, especially, with war.
    by Mark MacDonald
    Posted February, 17 2015
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  • A model for intra-faith dialogue

    A model for intra-faith dialogue
    The world seems full of conflict, even warfare, associated with religion today.
    Wayne Holst
    Posted February, 17 2015
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  • Saviour of all

    Saviour of all
    As Mary and Joseph say, “Yes, his  name is Jesus,” Simeon takes the  child in his arms and blesses God saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel” (Luke 2:29–32).
    by Fred Hiltz
    Posted February, 09 2015
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  • Pushing past good and evil in children’s ministry

    Pushing past good and evil in children’s ministry
    The kitchen at our church has a pass-through window with a bird’s-eye view of one of the children’s ministry spaces. During Vacation Bible School last August, within earshot of this open space, I was chopping candy bars and other build-your-own sundae ingredients while listening to the morning’s carpet conversation.
    Michelle Hauser
    Posted February, 06 2015
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  • Thomas Merton: Still relevant after 100 years

    Thomas Merton: Still relevant after 100 years
    January 31 marks the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth. In the same way that people remember where they were when John Kennedy was assassinated, I can recall with intense clarity the moment I discovered Merton.
    by Jane Christmas
    Posted January, 30 2015
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  • Celebrating the covenant

    Celebrating the covenant
    In the Book of Genesis we read of a covenant between God and his people. "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Genesis 9:9).
    by Murray Still
    Posted January, 29 2015
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