Archive | 2011

See How the Proud Are Scattered


by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog IfDarwinPrayed.com. Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. A: The Dream It’s curtain time but the melody escapes me. And I have forgotten my glasses, so I cannot even read the words to the song that I have not memorized. […]

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Crafting Prayer at Christmas


by David Sparks Canadian Tire tells us that you can buy a Hisense 32” LCD TV for $249 and Zellers remind us that on Dec. 16th all Christmas decorations are 60% off. The ever present flyers are symbols of the great “holiday season” marketing campaign. The prayer crafter is challenged to push through the commercial Christmas […]

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A Perfect Christmas Quandary


by Susan McCaslin Some Reflections on Chapter 1 of my new book, Arousing the Spirit (Wood Lake Publishing). Why would a book exploring the mystical side of Christianity begin with a chapter on perfectionism? Well, many of the great mystics talk about the “ladder” or “scale of perfection” as a metaphor for ascending stages in […]

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What We Read This Week

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH Christmas in the Holy Land Fear not. . . .” As I focused my eyes on the swath of dark blue above me, stars came into view. I blinked, remembering where I was: in a church, […]

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A Democracy in Distress


By Donna Sinclair It starts with the morning newspaper, rescued hurriedly from the icy driveway by either Jim or me. Whoever brings it in is the first to get the prized front section. This has led to my getting up earlier. Since the paper usually arrives around 7:00, it is useless to get up at […]

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Elders: Aware and Opinionated!


by Donna Sinclair Like all elders, I have experienced a lot of life. There is no way around this. That means I have opinions based on having bumped into a horde of circumstances and people. Strong opinions. Which I usually express. But sometimes a note of caution intervenes, especially since I live in a small […]

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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! OCCUPY Occupy Toronto Goes Out Not With A Bang, Not With A Whimper, But With Its Head Held High It could have been a mess as the police moved in to kick #occupy Toronto out of St. […]

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Living in Seasonal Time

Living in Seasonal Time


by Donna Sinclair Winter is coming. And that’s fine. We live in Northern Ontario, after all. I know it is close at hand because Jim and I are wearing heavy fleeces all day around the house, and he has resurrected the toque he likes to keep on his bedside table, ready for cold ears at night. […]

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A Sermon By Any Other Name


by Susan McCaslin This is the first in a series of Susan McCaslin’s reflections on her new book, Arousing the Spirit: Provocative Writings (Wood Lake Publishing, Oct. 2011). I have a confession to make. Some of the pieces in my new book of essays and accompanying prayer-poems or poem-prayers began as (wait for it!) “sermons.” […]

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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! WORLD My Take: If Rwandans Can Forgive Killings, We Can Forgive the Waitress Would you forgive the bully that tripped you in 3rd grade? What about the terrible service from that lazy waitress? Or the guy who […]

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