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3 Ways You Can Be a Better Neighbour

By | 2017-11-10T14:19:49+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

In many ways, neighbouring has become a lost art form. From the juggling act of maintaining our busy schedules to the anxiety around relating to those who we see as different than us, the practice of neighbouring can quickly slip to the bottom of our priorities list. If there is a solution to the social isolation, the political polarization and the superficial relationships that exist in our neighbourhoods

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A Hell of a Thing to Believe

By | 2017-09-15T12:51:55+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Blog, Theological reflection|

This blog post first appeared on Rumblings. Re-published with permission. Human beings spend a lot of time arguing about whether or not our beliefs are true. Even in these strange days where “I feel like” seems to have replaced “I think that” as the, ahem, ultimate trump card in a given dispute

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Welcoming the More Complex Woman, Part 2

By | 2017-08-24T13:50:46+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog, Women|

I finally broke down and attended my first women's retreat when I was about 27. I had been married for 2 years and figured, this is what older, married women do right? (Back then I used to think 27 was old). I was a woman, I really loved camping & being at the lake

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Welcoming the More Complex Woman, Part 1

By | 2017-09-12T13:16:32+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Blog, Women|

I think everyone has their awkward years growing up — that particular phase of angst, searching for personal identity, not feeling you like fit in or belong, making questionable fashion choices

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The Bees of Rainbow Falls

By | 2017-08-14T16:32:08+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, Stories|

We are excited to celebrate the new book from New Leaf Podcast contributor, Preston Pouteaux. The Bees of Rainbow Fall is now available from a number of online sources. Visit for more information. Dr. Preston Pouteaux is a beekeeper, neighbourhood enthusiast, syndicated columnist, and pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alberta.

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Beauty, History and Reconciliation

By | 2017-08-07T22:10:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture|

Last week my wife and I visited the National Gallery of Canada to wander through the new display, Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. I'm always inspired to stand or sit in front of Tom Thomson's Jack Pine (below) or something by Emily Carr. This time I saw Yvonne McKague Housser's piece entitled Rossport, Lake Superior. I've seen it before but I was

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Signalling Virtue

By | 2017-08-03T12:45:58+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Blog, Online Dialogue|

The ability to interact online is a marvelous gift and one that, as someone who has been blogging for nearly a decade, I am immensely appreciative of. But to the surprise of precisely no one who has spent more than five minutes online, the shared spaces of our online discourse can also be profoundly uninspiring

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Wonder Woman is my Hero

By | 2017-06-29T16:12:52+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Women|

Wonder Woman was fantastic. I had the pleasure of seeing it with a few lovely women, and at the end of it they were really excited to see a female hero kick butt and take names and were all pumped up. One of them said, “this must be what guys feel like when they watch

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