Next the Devil took Jesus to the Holy City, set him on the parapet of the Temple and said, “If you are the Only Begotten, throw yourself down. Scripture has […]
Week Three: The giving economy One of my favourite sayings of Richard Rohr is on my mind this week, “We do not think ourselves into a new way of living, […]
Week Two: The Wilderness Loves Us “Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves […]
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.