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The Horizon of Hope

While I was working on my dissertation, I was also serving in spiritual care, in palliative care, in pediatric trauma. Here I was writing and thinking about these big picture ideas about hope when I was walking with people who were facing endings and facing their own death.

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Honouring Nicholas

Pat pleaded, “What are you saying?! How long does he have?” The oncologist replied, “With kids I’ve known with this kind of tumour, it is usually a matter of months, though sometimes we can be surprised, and it may be a bit longer.” The devastation in the room was palpable.

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Spiritual

24/6 in a 24/7 World

While discussions about Sabbath have a history of joy-sapping legalism, the practice is one of the more prophetic habits for Christians living today.

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Wrestling Through the Night

Behind the beauty of this story is a thief, cheat and liar who gets what he wants. Genesis makes a hero out of Jacob, a seriously flawed hero, but a hero nonetheless.

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Stephen Farris

The Roots Approach

Individuals have a natural life span. We are also becoming accustomed, with pain, to a parallel notion, that congregations have life spans. It may be time to ask whether denominations—in fact, our denomination— might have a life span also.

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Blogs

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Who Cares About the WTO Anymore?

At the end of July, the General Council of

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Back to the Burning Bush

Images of Exodus 3:1-15

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Wilderness

When things get difficult in our lives and we’re

Tied Up

We had our Spring “Pig-out Party” at my house. 

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Travelling together – but how exactly?

Several weeks before she passed away this summer, Shuling

Faith

Killed in Kabul

The church helps heal a grieving family.

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Intelligence and Beauty

Deconstructing General Assembly.

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Wrestling Through the Night

We meet God when all we depend on is out of reach.

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A Palpable Intentionality

Congregations plead to be heard.

Stephen Farris

The Roots Approach

Making new growth possible.

Life

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Being ‘Gaijin’

Perspectives from the McIntosh siblings.

Set Me Free

Da Boss Above

An unlikely Bible translation and other interesting things.

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Life On the Edge of Sheer Awe

Responding with thanksgiving.

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The Corinthian Complex

A lesson from loon parents.

Jesus is Everywhere

Well, sort of.

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Mission

‘A Cause Anyone Can Support’

Saving women and children.

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Honouring Nicholas

A mother wrestles meaning and hope from her son’s untimely death.

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The Horizon of Hope

Surrender control; trust God.

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General Assembly Pension Plan Update

The assembly approved a number of measures to provide

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Some General Assembly Business in Brief

The Book of Reports and minutes of assembly are available for download on

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