Category Archives: Community

Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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A Baaaad Day for Goats

Tomorrow is officially Christ the King Sunday (technically the Feast of Christ the King), but when I look at the Scriptures that will be read in liturgical churches around the world, I can’t wonder if it shouldn’t be called Sheep … Continue reading

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The P-Word

My Grade 6 Language Arts teacher thought this doohickey – ! – was called an explanation mark, until a certain chubby know-it-all 11-year-old set him straight. Old habits start early, it seems. In the same classroom, I delighted in pointing … Continue reading

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Ask Somebody Already!

I gave a witness talk at the Calgary Anglican Cursillo Movement‘s monthly worship night (AKA Ultreya) last night, and a few of my friends from that community said they wished they could have attended, and listened the talk. In case some of … Continue reading

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Son of Joseph, Part 2: Capernaum and Nazareth

Yesterday, we took a look at an event soon after the Feeding of the Five Thousand in John’s Gospel, where people are big fans of Jesus, until He appears to have an agenda that differs from theirs. At that point, … Continue reading

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The W-Word, Part 3

A few weeks ago, my church’s music team played a bunch of old-timey bluegrass worship tunes, rather than the usual Chris Tomlin–Matt Maher fare, and the congregation was very much engaged with the music that day. They sang along, they … Continue reading

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