Nothing is Wasted

By |2019-10-24T00:12:58-05:00October 25th, 2019|Blog, Deconstruction, Theological reflection|

Most of my work is done sitting in front of a computer, balanced out by chasing my two young boys around. But one day in September I got outside with my boys and I set out to do some harvesting in our yard. I was harvesting the compost we have been accumulating from our

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Digging it Up

By |2019-10-14T22:45:10-05:00October 18th, 2019|Blog, Deconstruction, Doubt, Theological reflection|

I walk regularly. I have a route through a provincial park close to my home that takes about an hour and I do this almost every day. About two-thirds of the way through my walk, the path goes up a small incline and at the top, the trees suddenly brea

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Can Churches Change?

By |2019-10-15T11:02:58-05:00October 15th, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Church Planting, Deconstruction, Doubt|

For the first time in nearly 3 years my current church plant, Cypher Church, held what I’ll call a “conventional” worship service. You know the one: 5 songs, 1 by Hillsong, announcements, and a 20-45 minute sermon. We don’t worship in this way so it was novel to do once. How we gather and the ways we deconstruct our understanding of worship are important questions for the church in post-Christian Canada.

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What about Orpah? – Unsettling the Word excerpt

By |2019-10-15T16:55:34-05:00September 13th, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Theological reflection, Voices from the Margins, Women|

It is 1936. I live near the Red River in Winnipeg. I am a brown woman looking for safety in a land that's fast becoming white. After residential school, I married into a minning family, married a handsome husband, married a white Christian man. I was poor and

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Small

By |2019-08-23T17:12:04-05:00August 26th, 2019|Blog, Church, Church Planting, small|

I’ve been thinking more and more about small lately. I’ve always liked a small party better than a large one - a party where one conversation involved everyone around a shared dinner table. A party small enough

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Micro-Neighbourliness: A Celebration of the Small

By |2019-08-23T17:13:07-05:00July 26th, 2019|Blog, Neighbourhood, small|

Few things encourage me like seeing everyday people—with everyday jobs, commitments, and schedules—extending small acts of presence, hospitality, and creativity in their localities. This is, in part, why I’m compelled by the notion of micro-neighbourliness: the small,

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Thrive: A Book Review

By |2019-05-22T12:31:11-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

Today on the blog Aaron Gerrard reviews the book Thrive, by blog contributor, Rohadi Nagassar. Rohadi blogs at rohadi.com and you can read a taste of his book in his post: Can We Guarantee Church Plant Success? (and how to start a movement) While many in the church today lament the loss

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The First Move

By |2019-04-18T18:22:37-05:00April 21st, 2019|Blog, Lent, Lent 2019|

The point of the Lenten season is to prepare us spiritually for the events of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. These three days are the pinnacle of the Christian calendar. They point us each year to the God

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