the grief of God is no small thing

The weight of sorrow sits heavy in these strange days. We’ve been sobered up to know this COVID-19 pandemic is bigger than we expected and will go on far longer than we dared believe. Of course it’s more than the restrictions and frustrations of isolation, more than the steady accumulation of losses, more than this… Continue reading the grief of God is no small thing

An invitation to the good way

"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from… Continue reading An invitation to the good way

Advent and the Decemberists’ A Beginning Song

Yesterday was the first day of Advent, marking the beginning of the Christian calendar. Advent is an alternative way to mark time, a counter-cultural contrast to the high, holy festival of holiday consumerism. It's a sober start, for sure, beginning by naming all that’s wrong in us and this world, connecting us to the deep… Continue reading Advent and the Decemberists’ A Beginning Song

A cannabis catechism

Today across Canada cannabis has been legalized. No longer restricted to medicinal marijuana, purchasing, possessing and consuming cannabis for recreational use is now legal. A wide conversation has been underway in Canada, with medical, social, policy and practical concerns being raised. Not unexpectedly, in a secular society like Canada, theological matters are notably absent. They… Continue reading A cannabis catechism