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Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

We like to think we’re reasonable people who can work out our differences amicably. But … it seems in recent years, to many in the denomination, that differences aren’t truly worked out—and certainly not amicably.

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Learning to Lead

In the mainline church, many have lost confidence in leadership after helplessly watching a membership decline across denominations since the mid 1960s. Like my little soccer team, Jesus’ team appears to be taking a beating these days.

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Diversity

Divine Diversity

How does it happen that these worlds, theirs and mine, come together, meld, form something that is both and neither? A new work in Christ.

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Progressive Lectionary

Into the Water Again

The last time I wrote about the baptism of Jesus I was accused of heresy and intellectual dishonesty.

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Creating Community

As Christians and regular church-goers, we know how much need there is in this broken world of
ours. We’re used to writing cheques and collecting canned goods. But does the Christian life demand more?

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Me First!

I don’t like conflict! But at any time in North America 20 per cent of congregations are in conflict.

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Blogs

Coffee Conundrum

Figuring out fair trade.

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Call and Encouragement

A sermon preached at the memorial service for the

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Creating Guidelines For Technology & Social Media (Before They Start To Sink You)

There is more technology in your smart phone than

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The beach in winter

We spent yesterday afternoon on the beach. A friend

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Naked

No, this is not one of those stories about

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Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

On whether Presbyterians can debate and discuss in a spirit of respect, kindness and hope.

A Lot of Junk

We dance around the issue to avoid confrontation.

Johnny Marceland

Make Straight the Crooked Places

Three Okanagan churches invite Hummingbird Ministries to share stories.

Place of Hope Presbyterian Church Elders

A Voice for the Voiceless

The Presbyterian Church's newest congregation.

Diversity

Divine Diversity

Seeing Christ in everyone.

Life

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Me First!

Does a church setting attract and foster narcissistic behaviour?

Family

Catching Fish… and Toddlers

The call to catch people.

St. Andrews

Patience is a Virtue

When God says 'not yet'.

6 Days

Online Oddities

Christian media, education and … Dr. Seuss.

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Winter Wisdom

It starts with a relationship with God.

Faith

Looking Glass

I glory not in cloud-skimming skyscrapers, nor in glass glare

David Harris

Practice Real Love

We need constructive conversations on many topics.

leadership

Learning to Lead

Leadership is about bringing the gospel to those in need.

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It’s About Hospitality

Making churches safe for people with life-threatening allergies.

Progressive Lectionary

Into the Water Again

Step into the water with Jesus, but at your own risk.

Pastor Shep

Pastor Shep