In a circle. We sit equ-distance from the centre. The centre is a sacred place a safe place a place that no one owns wouldn’t it be nice if my seat were the centre and all would come to where I live see things through my eyes know my truths feel my heart wouldn’t it?...
EDGEy Conversation with Rev. Allan Smith-Reeve and Zoe Chaytors of the EDGE Network.
The Rev. Allan Smith-Reeve knows about the power of social good initiatives. He has used Bedford House Community Ministry and its programs, such as Bridges Peterborough, to build relationships with his congregation at Greenwood United and to strengthen the community of Peterborough, Ontario.
Last Saturday I attended an all-day gathering of representatives from United Church Communities of Faith in our Eastern Ontario Region. Interesting to see how an old church sanctuary can be wired to offer big screen video displays and invite online participants to not...
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”.
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.
There is a time…
You know you are on the way – on the path that you were invited to walk when born – when these days of doubt arrive.
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When certainty collapses, it’s often replaced by curiosity.
Jesus made three promises to his followers: that they would know bottomless joy, that they would possess an unshakeable fearlessness, and that they would be always in trouble.”
So, I started to look into the old ways.
A pinch of tobacco reminds us of how precious is the circle of life that holds us and sustains us.
Don’s perspective is one of those four ways (or twelve ways) of approaching the truth I was blogging about a few days ago.
His hope is that the young people – including his children and grandchildren – who learn the traditional teachings and use the medicines of their people will be better able to protect themselves from such attacks on their personhood.
The lure that attracted them to the pre-fabricated, side by side, 612 square foot houses was the offer of electricity, plumbing, and most of all – a school. An alternative to the Residential school was what sealed the deal.