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Truth and Reconciliation with the Grandmothers

Photos: Stick Ceremony and Elkhorn Residential School (closed, 1949) Yesterday was a historic day for Canada. After six years of careful listening and recording of the stories of survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (the last of which closed in … Continue reading

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Finding Christian Community on the Margins 1

 I am inspired by people who live in Christian community. Especially when those communities integrate people who wouldn’t feel welcome in my middle class congregation, even if we reached out hospitably. Recently I joined a neighbourhood group, called Houseblend Ministries, … Continue reading

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5 Things I learned about Creating Safe Places for Abuse Survivors at Communion

This was the focus of a day long workshop I attended at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on Jan 25, 2015. I’ve often thought about the difficulties this amazing ritual has for children and others who are not yet baptized, but … Continue reading

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6 Angles on Expanding our Communion Tables!

Come Lord Jesus, be our Host by Elsie Rempel illust. Joanna G. Pinkerton Come Lord Jesus be our Host helps us stop and take a good look at what we really believe about communion. It guides congregations as they navigate … Continue reading

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Sharing about Family Conflict

Over the short life span of my blog, I’ve noticed sustained interest in a prayer  about family conflict. This may be because family conflict often glares in our eyes like the sun, and yet we have trouble naming it and … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Friendship

As a person who works for the church in the area of spiritual formation, I sometimes feel that my ministry calls me to be larger than life. At 5’, that’s a physical, as well as spiritual challenge. All kidding aside, … Continue reading

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Seeing theology through the eyes of children (2 of 3)

Through the Eyes of a Child: New Insights in Theology from a Child’s Perspective part A http://resources.mennonitechurch.ca/ResourceView/2/16005#sthash.AObfUyvU.dpuf Last week I gave you a glimpse into the thoughtful reflection and analysis of children’s understanding of the first five major doctrinal issues … Continue reading

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