Jesusness is a Word

There’s a story that appears in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke in which Jesus sends out the disciples to be, well, like Jesus. You might think that would be a regular occurrence, but this is a particular moment and the story goes something like this, according to Matthew...

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Pam Rocker – Writer & Speaker, Atypical Activist, Super Gay

Pam is super passionate about LGBTQ2S+ equality, faith, love, and laughter, and she uses her art and gifts as a musician, writer, playwright and speaker to educate, advocate and inspire. Recently, Pam has been part of a movement in Calgary to ban conversion therapy, and her story about that work...

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Body Image

This might be one of those things that I feel the need to repeat on an annoyingly regular basis, but, let’s be clear: unity and uniformity are not the same thing. And when Jesus prays that we “might all be one” (John 17:21), he means unity, not uniformity. Imagine what...

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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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