About Tim Bratton

Tim is an actor, playwright, pastor, care-worker, musician, vinyl record collector and dilettante living in Saskatoon, SK.

The Gospel According to Vince Guaraldi

By | 2017-12-07T10:55:57+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Advent and Christmas, Blog, Theological reflection|

The song “Linus and Lucy” made it’s television debut in 1965 as part of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Since then, the song has become one of the most recognizable tunes in the lexicon of popular jazz music and is now synonymous with Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters. People may recognize the religious significance of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special

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Gord Downie: Honesty, Hope and Canadian Identity

By | 2017-11-06T12:35:45+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture|

When looking for people and events that help define Canadian cultural identity there is a fairly predictable list of exemplars that we tend to reference – Prime Minister John A. Macdonald and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir Frederick Banting and the discovery of penicillin, Paul Henderson’s winning goal against the Soviets

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I wanted Loving Community…instead I got Judgement

By | 2017-10-05T18:19:50+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Blog, Nones & Dones|

I remember sitting in the car with my friend, a friend who identified strongly with the LGBTQ community, had since high school, and yet still faithfully attended the pentecostal church where we first met. I remember my friend wishing they could invite all their gay and queer friends to come to church and experience it as a loving community, but also expressing fear for the judgement these friends might experience in coming there.

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Ethics and the Imago Dei

By | 2017-05-12T23:05:30+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Blog, Theological reflection|

Not that long ago I was having a discussion with some friends when one of them asked, “What theology is the church not teaching enough?” The answer that came first to my mind was “Imago Dei Theology,” which is the teaching that all human beings are made in the Image of God. It is a

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