Tag Archives: 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 http://www.ucobserver.org/pogue_blog Dear Thomas, Doubt hangs everywhere these days. Back in your time, just after that first Easter, you had to go against your peers to express doubt; it likely took […]

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Dear Jeremiah


by Carolyn Pogue ‘The year ahead will likely be called a year of change. But I’m afraid it won’t be.’ This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . Dear Jeremiah, You have a lousy reputation, even after all this time. Your sad-sack, prophet-of-doom label stuck like hot tar. I doubt […]

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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 Should owners in supertall towers be charged for their views? In Toronto, Gail Dexter Lord, a culture and museum planning consultant and co-prez of Lord Cultural Resources, has an interesting idea: monetize the views of cultural […]

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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! PEOPLE Refugees- What’s Your Perspective? “The worst refugee crisis since the upheaval of World War II” is how statisticians describe it. Those who don’t have the luxury of looking at things from the safety of 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! ENVIRONMENT These Researchers Say It Only Takes One Crucial Step to Save Our Oceans “The Earth’s fifth mass extinction 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs. Today’s sixth mass extinction, which is currently underway, is caused […]

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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 Anglicans at a crossroads It’s going to be a busy summer for the Anglican Church of Canada. In July, the General Synod meets and one of the most divisive issues will be a motion from […]

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Failing to rein in our reptile brain


by Jim Taylor Originally found on Jim Taylor’s Weblog: Musings of Jim Taylor The video camera caught him at it, shortly before Remembrance Day last November. A youngish white male in a black hoodie swiped a charity donation box off a counter. He lifted the whole box of poppies and the donation canister, glanced up […]

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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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A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to the Wildhorse Saloon…


By Michael Schwartzentruber I was walking to a party that was being held at the saloon as part of the recent Faith Forward 2014 Conference, in Nashville. I had just crossed an intersection about three blocks from the front door when a homeless guy who had been crouching by the side of a building asked […]

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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! INTERNATIONAL Zoo in China swaps dog for lion, hopes no one notices Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking. Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan […]

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