Archive | March, 2016

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HEALTH Five places that are getting it right- by not being Vancouver Vancouver is raising more eyebrows than crocuses this winter. Here are five places that are showing Vancouver up by getting it right…Read Full Article From […]

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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Lent means always walking up that awful hill. The road to Golgotha can be so long, tedious, difficult. And at the top? Crucifixion. And then the grave. Lights out. Despite that, therein lies the beauty of our story. It’s about […]

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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! LIFESTYLE The 20 Happiest Countries on the planet WIth global interest in using well-being as a way to look at the quality of human development, the first World Happiness Report was published in support of the 2012 […]

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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! ENVIRONMENT Save the bees with seed bombs A California company is using seed bombs as a strategy to fight the disappearance of bees. Ei Ei Khin and Chris Burley started Seedles with the aim of spreading bee-friendly wildflowers […]

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The Lament of the Responsible Child


By Mark Whittall This post was originally featured on http://www.markwhittall.com. Homily:  Mar 06 2016; Lent 4, Yr C, St. Al’s@5 Readings:  2 Cor 5:16-21; Lk 15:1-3, 11b-32 I want you to imagine the crowd that gathers around Jesus in the gospel reading we just heard.  Luke tells us that there were two distinct groups of […]

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Interview with Donna Schaper


by Donna Schaper There is an all-too-common and pervading sense that we have more to do than we can possibly get done in the time we have. Most of us live with some version of “time famine”. The trick, according to Donna Schaper in her insightful new book on the subject, Time: From Famine to […]

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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! FAITH The Holland I never knew A first-generation Dutch Canadian wrestles with her religious history in the land of her ancestors…Read Full Article From UCObserver BUSINESS Is It Time to Write Off Checks? Remember checks? You know, […]

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The G_d Cycle and the Kingdom of G_d


by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog Brucesanguin.com. Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. The Kingdom of G_d was Jesus’ core message. In progressive Christian circles it is widely interpreted,thanks to modern scholarship and the brilliance of John Dominic Crossan as a subversive political metaphor. […]

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