Being a Neighbour: So Simple, So Hard

I belong to a Buy Nothing group on Facebook, my area is Eastern Passage, Shearwater and Cole Harbour and I can’t belong to a group that exists outside of my own neighbourhood. From the website: The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting,…

Palms and Promises

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. In the church, the services of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday are full of drama and movement. We all know that this is not a normal year isn’t it? So what’s a worship leader to do when all her plans for…

Investing in the Neighbourhood

A short monologue from the prophet Jeremiah: People thought I was crazy! Buying a piece of land in the midst of death and destruction! I was in jail! Judah and Jerusalem were under siege, literally and physically. With all of its fear and uncertainty and anxiety. And in the midst of that, what do I…

Love Our Neighbour

In this world of strife and anger In this world of doubt and pain. Jesus joins us on the journey Daring us to live God’s reign. Love our neighbour, love one another. Love our God, this is the way. Love abundant, love expanding Love is more than words to say. We are givers, we are…

Stories: Past, Present, Future

  It’s Father’s Day… we are marking Aboriginal Sunday… and the news this week has been dominated by the killing of 9 African Americans who had gathered for Bible study. And of course, we have our scripture readings. How to connect the dots on all of those? In an on-line discussion with a few colleagues across the…