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?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally created by Kim Rempel as a sermon for Preston Mennonite Church. Kim is one of 9 young adults currently participating in a PiE […]
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 […]
*Editor’s Note: This blog is in response to a call from Queer Theology to participate in a “synchroblog” where LGBTQ+ Christians can reflect on their “Queer Calling”. “What does your […]
Opening whatever, could simply gain passage through a door Opening whatever, could be as banal as getting some peanut butter Opening whatever, could bring back the memories of past hurts […]
“O that you would tear open the heavens and come down….” – Isaiah 64:1 Last week, Jessica and I helped lead a mid-week Advent service at Erb St Mennonite Church […]
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 […]
Our fundamental vocation is to be the person God created. This is both who you are, right now, and who you are becoming. We discover this through desire. […]