What are YOU Reading These Days?
February 5th, 2021
In his book, Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish, C. Christopher Smith writes, "Reading is a crucial part of the process of discerning the shape of our ...
Food for Thought
December 10th, 2020
This article was written for the Christmas edition of the Riverview Reflector, December 2020Like congregations throughout the city our Sunday morning worship service has moved onto Zoom. We were grate...
An Invitation to Write!
November 16th, 2020
An Invitation to Write!With the increased restrictions due to covid-19 we will be spending more time at home.For some of us this is okay – we enjoy solitude; we enjoy being at home.For others of us we...
Prayer in Community
June 1st, 2020
They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of breadand the prayers. Acts 2:42Apart from the Psalms, Acts has more verses with “pray” or some version of “...
Prayer in Solitude
May 11th, 2020
“...whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Jesus (Matthew 6:6)I grew up seeing my parent...
Generosity During Covid-19
April 16th, 2020
When I arrived at the church the other day I found gifts on the front steps. Someone had left, on our front steps, bags of clothing, toys, artwork (I don't know what all is in those bags) to give to w...
Zooming In, Zooming Out
March 30th, 2020
Zooming In, Zooming OutIn these unprecedented and uncertain times many people are writing about their perspective or tjheir understanding or their derived meaning from the covid-19 global pandemic. It...
December 22nd, 2019
When we fall in love, or share in a deep friendship, what each values is just this uniqueness, this otherness that is both similar and complimentary yet distinct. The lover's "I love you because you a...
December 17th, 2019
Advent does not lead to nervous tension stemming from expectation of something spectacular about to happen. On the contrary, it leads to a growing inner stillness and joy allowing me to realize that h...
December 7th, 2019
Peace has come to mean the time when there aren't any wars or even any major wars. Beggars can't be choosers; we'd most of us settle for that. But in Hebrew peace, shalom, means fullness, means havi...
December 1st, 2019
HOPEOur mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of HOPE –not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower,not the stalwart boring gates of Common Sense,nor the strident gates of self-...
The Times In Which We Live
November 26th, 2019
An Article for the Riverview Reflector winter issueI’m sitting in our kitchen nook at home typing on my computer. We live 11 km south of Winnipeg on the 2nd floor of our straw-bale barn-looking house....