I saw this good wisdom from Jim Wallis in his book On God's Side. It's such accessible Christian living, putting the gospel into play in our everyday living. Ten personal decisions you can make to help foster the common good. If you are a father or a mother, make your children the most important priority… Continue reading Promote the common good
"If you are dependent on people who don't know you, who control the value of your necessities, you are not free, and you are not safe." Wendell Berry, "Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community." The irony of it is staggering and sobering - and, please, may it lead us to serious reconsideration of our economic habits… Continue reading Can I have my quinoa and the Andean farmer eat it too?
I read this punch-in-the-gut story in today's Globe and Mail of a young girl terribly bullied and driven to plastic surgery that made me want to scream! I'm not blaming the girl. She's beaten down by a society sick with perfection. I'm furious with this circus of painted-faces and altered bodies, ill with this illusion of… Continue reading Bullied by “pretty”
Entering into a new place and finding my way into a new community is providing an instant refresher course on the in’s-and-out’s of forming and living in community. You’d think I’d have learned this by now and so it feels a little like remedial breathing lessons. Call it “Belonging 101.” Probably better titled “How I… Continue reading The Perfect Space
While I walked through Holy Week, considering the cross and Christ’s sacrifice, I was also reading The Hunger Games. With the recent cinematic splash of the movie version, I figured I better get up to speed and dove into the first book (I’m hooked so I’m reading through the whole trilogy). As I finished it… Continue reading The Hunger Games in Holy Week