The Bedford House Blog

Sabbatical’s work in progress

What is so very cool has been this summer’s story of unchurched Bridging Team leaders visiting congregations – including Greenwood – to talk about what they’ve discovered in the midst of a safe, non-judgemental, circle of strangers who become friends and “neighbours”.

the seventh wave

Can we hear the ancient call to repent and follow Jesus’ fearful path towards a counter-cultural witness? 

The second decade of this century saw three, inter-related, historic waves crashing on the shores of Canadian consciousness.  While each of these powerful realities are not new – we’ve been warned for decades that the reckoning is coming – it seems to me that the “seventh wave” – – the largest and most powerful in a series – has crashed this year on all three of these powerful realities.

An Oasis moment: Neighbours Network August 4th 2021

For all of us who’ve felt like we didn’t belong, like we didn’t fit, or were made to feel as if we were deficient in various ways – it feels like we’ve created a place where our differences are celebrated, or at least tolerated with kindness and compassion.

Gift Economy

“a tree can only be as strong as the forest that surrounds it”

Poverty’s not the Problem

What if we chose to talk instead about our failure to redistribute wealth effectively?
What if the problem has very little to do with “the poor”?
What if the problem is actually those of us who enjoy privilege and wealth?

Celebrating Graduates at the Neighbour Network

It was an inauguration of what we’re calling the Neighbour Network.

From Mentor to Ally

What if poverty’s “clients” became leaders instead in the growing of an organic model of shared prosperity?

Turn, Turn, Turn

There is a time…

Grassy Narrows

You know you are on the way – on the path that you were invited to walk when born – when these days of doubt arrive.

The Magic of Aging

 The Magic of Aging Explore the magic and mystery of aging consciously! Don’t let yourself just become old! Let’s discover the rich potentials that await us if we open our minds and beliefs to the endless possibilities of who we have yet to become.