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Creation is essentially Good!

Creation is essentially Good!

This the Sleeping Giant, part of the Sibley Peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior. I snapped this shot a week after Easter, while I was back in Thunder Bay for a family gathering. It was a beautiful morning, a celebration of sun and sky, water and ice, and the slow arrival of spring. Growing […]

Meditation on wheels

Meditation on wheels

The Ride of Silence… Tonight we number many but ride as one In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons With helmets on tight and heads down low, We ride in silence, cautious and slow The wheels start spinning in the lead pack But tonight we ride and no one attacks […]

God seduces us- notes from The Universal Christ

God seduces us- notes from The Universal Christ

While compliling these notes from today’s reading of The Universal Christ, I heard an unusual song, that repeated the line “we are living in the absence of the sacred” several times. I was listening to one of my favourite internet radio stations, which is the live feed from WWOZ in New Orleans. https://www.wwoz.org/ I went […]

Good words about Inclusion from Richard Rohr

Good words about Inclusion from Richard Rohr

I attended an event today that celebrated the work of Community Living Essex County, an organization “committed to support people with an intellectual disability to achieve their goals and dreams and to realize their value as full citizens in their community.”   This was a great counter-point to Rohr’s words from “The Universal Christ”. Here […]

“Does Blood have a Gender?” continued

“Does Blood have a Gender?” continued

Here is the reply I received to my letter to Canadian Blood Services. I am including the complete text. I am not sure why their letter included the *asterisk sign when they used the word “trans”. I wonder if the writer lifted text from another document, and did not include the footnotes. Hello Darrow, Thank […]

What if it’s all about love?

What if it’s all about love?

I am enjoying the tremendous privilege of a week of study leave. I let go of my plan to attend a preacher’s conference in Minneapolis, to stay home and read “The Universal Christ”, the latest book by Fr. Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan monk and priest, who lives and works at the Center […]

An old story about new life

An old story about new life

Almost 20 years ago I wrote a short, simple drama for presentation to a group of leaders who gathered to pondering the future of their congregations. It has been published in one of our denominational resources, and performed in a number of settings. I revived, revised, and recycled it for use this past Sunday at […]