What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! RELIGION Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing Amid the decades-long decline ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HOLIDAYS The Surprisingly Sad Origins of Mother’s Day Many Canadians and people ...

‘Dear Doubting Thomas’

Dear Doubting Thomas ‘Your story reminds me to move through the fog of fear, doubt and cynicism’ By Carolyn Pogue Sightings:  May 3, 2017 at www.ucobserver.org/pogue_blog Dear Thomas, Doubt hangs ...

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What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

Perfumeries of Words: My Memorization Practice

 by Susan McCaslin This essay about poetry is written by Wood Lake’s author ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

Beautiful Bodies

by Donna Sinclair It’s one of the Lenten readings this year, from ...

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Attention Puppet Enthusiasts and Readers of Dragon Talks!


Let your children develop important learning skills and use their imagination! Rev. Dr. James Lepard, an ordained minister for over 20 years, has written two Dragon Talks books – one for Year A and one for Year C – based on the Revised Common Lectionary. These puppet scripts are designed for use during “children’s time” […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Good Friday? Historically, since about the second century of Christianity, Christians abstained from eating meat on Fridays as a kind of sacrifice and reminder that acknowledged Jesus’ sacrifice on the […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You There’s two different competing interests here: One is people wanting to know more about their genealogy and their genetic genealogy, which might cause them to reveal […]

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Many Ways To See The World


One of Wood Lake Publishing’s prized authors, Ward Kaiser, has been getting some press buzz in Boston (see article below). Ward’s two published books, “How Maps Change Things“- a conversation about the maps we choose and world we want,  and his revised edition of the previous best-seller, “Seeing Through Maps” both discuss the messages and meanings […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Many faces, one humanity Using techniques that were unimaginable a generation ago, geneticists have bridged the chasm between biology and anthropology, and in doing so have effectively proved that the genetic endowment of humanity is a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTIAN HISTORY The Real St. Patrick ‘Tis the season for parades, green beer, shamrocks, and articles talking about why St. Patrick’s day isn’t all about parades, green beer, and shamrocks. First, a few misconceptions about Patrick…Read Full […]

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Haunting the Stacks


 by Susan McCaslin This short essay written by Wood Lake author Susan McCaslin first appeared in Dialogue Magazine: “Haunting the Stacks” in the column “Resonance” in Dialogue, Winter 2017, p. 41.   http://www.dialogue2.ca/susan-mccaslin-haunting-the-stacks.html Many writers I most love were avid readers as children or became so at some point in their lives. For me as a […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT ‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea- Called the Azure Window or Tieqa tad-Dwejra, the natural landmark jutted sharply off the 25-square-mile island of Gozo, one of the three […]

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Letter to a spiritual ancestor


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/  Reach out for what you need Dear Teacher, Thank you for demonstrating persistence, courage, belief in your own worth. We have your story although we do not have your name — only “The Woman who Bled for Twelve Years.” Was […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Here are 10 Lovable Dr. Seuss Quotes That Still Resonate Today For World Book Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we thought we’d celebrate the good Doctor’s ability to drop a line that warms your heart and guides […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE The Lasting Trauma of Japanese American Incarceration On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt empowered military commanders to execute the “forced evacuation” of anyone with Japanese ancestry from the West Coast of the United […]

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