Wine Before Breakfast
When you feel that you’re in the smooth-walled corner of abandonment … abide.
Household Prayers of Liberation
From Paul's "household code" to household prayers of liberation
Persis Hears Colossians
While we are all fighting against misogyny, child abuse and economic exploitation, how do we hear a text in which wives, children and slaves are all called to obedience?
Don’t forget who you are
Remembering who we are, remembering our story, shaping our character.
All Things in Christ
All of creation now begins to bend back into harmony with God and the vision of a deep and everlasting and generous and fruitful peace becomes something that you can just start to catch a glimpse of.
What is it that shakes your faith to its very core? What kind of thing can render you faithless? What could strip you of your faith?
Prayers for a New Year
Faithful God, it is January. Frozen, yet still the soil teems with life: life that is, and life that is to come.
Advent: Hope, Land, and Wine
Hope is impossible without a deep sense of being landed. And hope is impossible if you never get dirt under your fingernails.
Heartbreaking Hope and Courage
I became Toronto’s embittered lover. In many ways I still am. I have been so faithful to this city, but it hasn’t been faithful back.
Hope in my Wallet
But hope is not born of the erasure of the past. Hope requires the redemption of the past, and the reclaiming of its promise.
From Maximillian Kolbe to Oscar Romero
It is a short path from Maximillian Kolbe to Oscar Romero.
Jeremiah’s Call and Desperate Times
Without prophetic critique, hope before breakfast will be little more than cheap optimism at best, and a pious cover-up at worst.
From Transfixed to Hope: Hope Before Breakfast
We may be sleepy, but we will not be numb. Hope and history may not rhyme, but we gather nonetheless with a radical and stubborn hope, even before breakfast!
Advent on the way to the Cross
The times are too desperate for “Away in the Manger.” The situation is too dangerous for “Silent Night.”
The Word Does Not Return Empty
Before the book, even before language, there was the Word.
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