Last summer I spent many of my evenings listening to the voices of the multivocational ministers that had agreed to participate in the Canadian Multivocational Ministry Project. I was working on transcribing recorded interviews to pass along to the research team for analysis. A few nights a week, after my 1-year-old son was in bed
This blog post is a reflection in response to the book The Church of Us vs. Them by David Fitch. Read Bernard Tam's book review here. Borrowing from Soren Kierkegaard titled book, Either/Or, I feel like I want to do a follow-up post on the review of The Church of Us Vs.
This blog post is a book review of The Church of Us vs. Them by David Fitch, a good friend of the New Leaf Network. Also, read this reflection from Bernard Tam in response to his review: Reimagining the Church of Us Vs Them The new book The Church of Us Vs.
These last few weeks have been a large scale experiment in ecclesiology. As we boil down what we think the church is so we can "do it online" - we are revealing what we consider to be the essence of the church.
This isn't what I intended to write. I had it all planned out—really, I did. I was going to write about Jean Vanier, the Canadian philosopher and Catholic layperson who founded L'Arche, an intentional community where adults with intellectual disabilities could live alongside those without disabilities. In his theory and his praxis, Vanier shaped disability
One summer when I worked at camp, there was something that happened that became one of our favourite laugh-out-loud stories. It involved a sweet little boy whose name
I’ve been out in Winnipeg this week attending a pastor’s conference on faith formation in a secular age. At one point during yesterday’s proceedings, the keynote speaker, Andrew Root, asked a couple of gut-level questions. Why does faith formation seem so hard in this time and place? Why does it feel so hard to be a pastor in this time and place?
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 sermon
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