Take Up Your Clock and Follow Me
by Andrew Federle I’ve had a planner since I was in the 7th grade.
We are waiting
by Jamie Howison [A sermon preached at st. benedict’s table, Winnipeg, on the third Sunday of Advent] Every so often life throws the preacher a curve ball, such that the sermon written on Friday morning no longer speaks to the realities of Sunday evening.
At a loss for words
by Brian Walsh [I had written this piece before the horrific news came out of Newtown, Connecticut yesterday.
O Come O Come Samuel: Reflections on My Epidural
by Marcia Boniferro “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Advent Ache, Advent Hope
by Brian Walsh My daughters think that I hate shopping. They are mostly right.
“Keening for the Dawn” … again
(further Advent reflections on Steve Bell’s title cut from his new album, Keening for the Dawn: Christmastide) by Brian Walsh I’m still struck by the keening.
Joanne and the Virgin Mary
by Joanna Moon Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on my friendship with Joanne, a tall, beautiful, transgendered, aboriginal woman who very recently took her own life.
Keening for the Dawn: Welcome to Advent
A (beginning) Review of Steve Bell’s new cd, Keening for Dawn: Christmastide (Signpost Music, 2012).
Advent 2011 :: Day 22
by Dion Oxford Imagine a day when everyone was a part of a caring community of people who loved each other.
Blow the Trumpet! Advent and Jubilee
by Jake Aikenhead The Sabbatical Year and the Year of Jubilee are impressive institutions in the socio-economic life of Israel, but they aren’t regular topics of conversation during Advent.
Advent 2011 :: Day 21
by Dion Oxford Imagine a day when everyone had meaningful work for meaningful pay.
Advent 2011 :: Day 19
by Dion Oxford Imagine a world where no one felt lonely.
Advent 2011 :: Day 17
by Dion Oxford Imagine a day when everyone was treated as equal, no matter what.
Advent 2011 :: Day 16
by Dion Oxford Imagine a world without war; a world without two sides of an argument that leads to destruction and death.
Advent 2011 :: Day 15
by Dion Oxford Imagine a world without young people from impoverished neighbourhoods being forced to choose either a gang and a gun or school and hopefully a job.
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