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Collateral Damage

Mark’s Gospel said this about me:   “A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.” I was in the garden that night, trying to get close to Jesus.  I’d heard he and his friends were in town.  They were amongst thousands […]

Speaking Truth to Power: Risk-taking Mission and Service

Do you remember the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes? I found a delightful version of it on YouTube, featuring finger puppets. Let’s watch! The people around the King were did not tell him the truth. Some worked for him, and were protecting their jobs. Perhaps others were just too polite to tell him he […]

Judas and Us (March 1, 2015, Lent 2)

Teaching Time: “Someone at the table…” I loved comic books when I was a kid. Batman was my favourite. Superman was less interesting to me. He was too perfect, and too powerful. For characters to be interesting, they need a basic humanity. They need to have weaknesses, character flaws, ambiguities. My kids and I watch […]