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Commitment

The first stop of the day was at the ancient site of Shiloh. As we headed north along the Road of the Patriarchs we passed the red roofs of many settlements. Since “peace negotiations” began 20 years ...
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Courage to Ask

For the most part I have been a second tier supporter of our congregation’s involvement in the Syrian Refugee situation. Many others do the heavy lifting. Currently, the congregation has brought one f...

Joy and Gratitude

I am not really a New Year’s resolution guy. Mostly because past attempts – of which I have a long record – involve weight and that has proved a dis-spiriting battle. I prefer to think of ...

Power of Stories

  Time again to turn to readings for the upcoming term for the Studio for Strategic Leadership at VST. The ability to recognize, tell and engage key stories from various dimensions of our life is...
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How Urgent is urgent?

Most of the BC folks straggled in last evening for the Future of Theological Education Consultation. The clock says 10 and the body says 7. As Brenda, Jim and (later) Janet gathered for a late supper ...

Heresy and Hospitality

One of the ways Emerging Spirit talked of the shift in the spiritual and generational foundations of our time was through a focus on the words believe, behave and belong. In times past, if one was cur...

Meetings Of Mass Interruption

If an apocalyptic meltdown of the national umbrella of the United Church does occur – as some predict – what will be the last things standing? The Pension Fund (I hope); the Standard Salary Schedule; ...

A transformational thought

This week I will be in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. When I picked up the Globe and Mail in Calgary this morning I was delighted to find the following quote that echoes part of what Emerging Spirit has...