Beginning Again

Endings and beginnings can be tricky. Look at disciples of Jesus. I feel pretty certain that they thought things were over when Jesus was arrested and killed. But then, three days later, he was alive again and perhaps they thought, well, Jesus is back and we can continue on just...

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Where We Meet

Lately, I’ve found myself coming back to the same few words in the Gospel of John, over and over again. They’re important words to hear right now. We’re not just struggling with a pandemic, we’re struggling with so many other things and, most importantly, we’re struggling with each other. We’re...

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Growing in the Way

I’m not much of a gardener. I love a nice garden, I do, so I leave all the important planting and growing stuff to Lori. I’m just the mow, prune and shovel department. Even then, when I do what I call “pruning” the bushes and trees in our yard, Lori...

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Dieulita Datus – The Story Of Ubuntu – Mobilizing Central Alberta

“Ubuntu” is an African proverb that means “I am, because we are”, and it’s the driving force and organizational purpose of the not-for-profit organization Ubuntu – Mobilizing Central Alberta, cofounded by Dieulita Datus in Lacombe, Alberta. Dieulita, cofounder Sadia and their team, are committed to a deep sense of interconnectedness and...

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It’s Practically Biblical

Can we please stop calling people sheep as if that’s some derogatory way of dismissing them? It’s offensive – and I’m sure it’s meant to be – but it’s also just plain wrong. I’m pretty sure sheep are offended by it, too. Okay, I’m not a sheep expert. I think...

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Keeping it Real

I told a story recently that I’ve told frequently at Easter time, about a young person who once asked me if Jesus was a zombie. True story. And practically biblical. The disciples may not have been familiar with zombies, but they sure knew a ghost when they saw one and,...

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We’ll Take it From Here Together

One of my favourite theologians these days is David Hayward. After a lengthy career in ministry, he’s better known to many as The Naked Pastor, artist and creator of many insightful cartoons that challenge the status quo and encourage questions and dialogue. If you’re interested in knowing more – including...

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Rev. Robin King – In The Tide of Easter

We’re still in the tide of Easter, a season of grappling with what it means to come face to face with a living Jesus. I know, lately it’s easy to look around and feel like it’s more like we’re still in the season of Good Friday. But no matter what’s...

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