I have long been a fan of the platypus and I’m only now beginning to truly understand why. The platypus is a semi-aquatic animal, it lives neither fully in water […]
Jesus tells her everything she has ever done. He is traveling home to Galilee through Samaria, which lies between Israel and Judea. Samaritans are the people who stayed behind when […]
Editor’s Note: This post is based on a sermon written by Benjamin Weber for St. Agatha Mennonite Church and First Mennonite Church. Benjamin is one of 9 young adults currently […]
We too, may miss the value of rich viewpoints around us if we never risk vulnerability by choosing to engage others who seem different from ourselves. By letting arbitrary boundaries supported by fear get in our way, what invaluable messages may we be ignoring and from whom? What judgments do we let cloud our willingness to listen?
When I wake up scared in the night
and when I trip on the ragged edges of things,
I demand her nearness,
shouting myself hoarse until she lifts me up close to her face.
For many years, the church provided me with a place where I felt like I belonged. I was fourteen years old when I “decided” to get baptized. Coming from a […]
If, consciously or unconsciously, we are waiting for these markers of adulthood to occur before spreading wide the arms of invitation to share power in the church, the future of the church looks very bleak.
When I was woken up at 6 AM this morning by my hungry baby, it interrupted a dream about a daycare centre and the apocalypse. I was checking to see […]
Most of the daily interactions that happen at PiE never get photographed. A spiritual conversation in a coffee shop, a sermon at a local church, an evening bible study, a […]
Warning: in this blog post, I will be a grinch! No, I’m not going to pull the glitter out of your beard or take the candy cane out of your […]