In and Out

We could really use a Pentecost right now. The word just means fifty days after (because it’s fifty days after Easter), but the story behind it is all about the Spirit. It’s that great story of the disciples being in Jerusalem, after Jesus is gone – in person, anyway –...

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What Do We Do Now?

So, we’ve been living this story for a while now and it seems to be coming to an end of sorts. Not really an end, of course, because it’s still there, but we’re at least at a point where things are changing, we’re leaving some things behind and we can...

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Mx. Henry – Finding An Affirming Church, In Small Town Alberta

Kelly Henry (she/they) recently became an official member of the Bashaw United Church congregation, even though she lived in a city roughly an hour away. Finding a church family/home where you can feel safe, welcome, connected and comfortable is not always easy, and for those in the LGBTQ2S+ community it’s...

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On the Same Sea

Here’s a story that’s the kind of story we need right now. During his many travels, the apostle Paul found himself in Greece, teaching and preaching about Jesus. The crowds weren’t terribly receptive. Some became angry at what he was saying and it became obvious that Paul should move on...

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Rev. Robin King – Get To Know Your Mom

How we celebrate Mother’s Day, and other important, big, life events in the midst of a pandemic, says a lot about the ways we connect and come to know one another. It could also be an opportunity to rethink how we know God, who is after all, alive in all...

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For Troubled Hearts

I like to take every opportunity to remind people that the one thing said most frequently by Jesus in the Bible is “don’t be afraid.” Or “fear not,” if you prefer. You might think it’s “love God” or “repent” or “love each other” or even “don’t sin,” but no, it’s...

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It’s Enough

What’s enough for you? Even when we might be tempted to say “times are good,” I’m not sure that one can generalize like that. There’s always people who find themselves struggling to have enough money, food, resources, health or happiness. Even trying to determine what might be basic needs or...

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Javan Bernakevitch – Operating from Freedom vs Fear

The last time Javan came on the podcast we talked about his film, “Facing Fire”. Well today we’re talking about facing “fear”. In the midst of a global pandemic that has all of us wondering about the future and feeling more uncertainty, anxiety and fear than we normally grapple with,...

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