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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! PLANET For the Love of Earth Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?…Read Full Article From Yes!magazine PRAYER […]

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Keeping the Wonder Alive


By Maggie Reigh  “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” ~Rachel Carson Will you be that adult for the children in your […]

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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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Rock, Rope and Faith


By Mark Whittall This post was originally featured on http://www.markwhittall.com. Homily: Yr C Lent 2, Feb 21 2016, St. Albans Readings:  Gen 15:1-12,17-18;Ps 27; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 13:31-35 Rock, Rope and Faith.  What are you afraid of?  We all have fears, don’t we?  Fears that wrench at our gut, fears that make us avoid certain […]

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Faith Foreword


By Michael Schwartzentruber Question: When is a church school not like an iPhone? The question reminds me of one of those “surrealist” jokes I used to tell when I was about 12 years old. (Oh come on, don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about… Okay, maybe you don’t, but there was a time […]

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Becoming Conscious


By Michael Schwartzentruber It’s a bit of a shock when you first walk in. An entire church, most incredibly the sanctuary, done completely in an Egyptian motif, from floor to ceiling, to stained glass, to pulpit and table. One can’t help but wonder what was going through the heads of the church planners who designed, […]

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Reversing the Last Supper


by Susan McCaslin I have in my head an image of people gathered around a table to dine and converse about the state of the world. Plato’s Symposium (or The Banquet), is a classical Greek dialogue depicting philosophers gathered to discuss the nature of love. The big paradigm in the west for a small group […]

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Bitumen Summer


by Donna Sinclair When the National Energy Board informed me last May that I was not allowed to write them a letter about Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline, I was shocked.  I shouldn’t have been. According to author Andrew Nikiforuk, “Oil hinders democracy.” And the Board’s refusal to allow me to comment on Enbridge’s plan to […]

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Giving Up the Search for Meaning


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. When I was in seminary during a year long internship in Milton, Ontario, I’d slip over to the Acorn Cafe for an egg salad sandwich.  On one occasion I was reading […]

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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 School kids convince Crayola to start recycling their pens Like all schoolchildren, students at Sun Valley Elementary School, in San Rafael, California, just love to draw with colored markers, but hate the waste it produces. Each […]

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