Sitting at My Neighbour’s Table

By | 2017-10-26T23:42:22+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Blog, Canada 150, Canadian Culture, Stories|

My dad's grandmother was the embodiment of hospitality. She raised her family of thirteen children in the tiny farming community of Wicklow, New Brunswick. She had no washing machine, no dishwasher, no indoor plumbing. But that didn't stop her from creating a home marked by generosity.

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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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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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