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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Taking responsibility for the sins of society

By | 2017-07-10T18:29:09+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture, Theological reflection|

I have a hard time admitting I’m wrong. I can’t help it. For some reason it feels cataclysmic. I often catch myself trying to avoid it at all costs. I have lied, I have deflected, and I have sidestepped responsibility in order to avoid owning my transgressions. I also happen to not be alone in

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Truth & Reconciliation: a process of learning to know what you don’t know

By | 2017-07-10T18:29:27+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture|

Injustice is something I’ve become convinced that Jesus cares deeply about. His heart is with those who have no power or privilege and have been given a raw deal. And, I think He expects the same from me. Two years ago, as I continued to sift

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