Since the release of the Nashville Statement (NS) on August 29, 2017 there have been many supportive and encouraging responses for LGBTQ+ people. See: Denver Statement Liturgists Statement Christians United Statement While my sense is that the NS was intended to rally momentum and power among a certain group within the U.S. church, what it…Details
Driving over the bridge to Hamilton last night I saw a rainbow. I hadn’t seen a real one through sun and rain for a while and though it was faint it was so very beautiful. One can’t help but see such an ethereal moment as wondrous. My rainbow sighting also reminded me of the polarization…Details
“to retreat: to step back, withdraw, rest” When it comes to our Generous Space Retreats, and particularly our 5th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat… the above definition of “retreat” isn’t a great fit. Let me explain why… A month and a half ago, 140 people assembled at the YMCA Geneva Park retreat centre in Orillia, ON…Details
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Wendy: A few weeks ago, I moderated a panel discussion that featured four panelists talking about faith communities, the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, and what that looks like as people hold diverse convictions about same-sex marriage. The panelists shared some things in common and some things that were distinctly different. While this was not a…Details
“I just can’t pray that way anymore.” Have you ever thought that? Your theology shifts, your ideas about who God is and how God works has changed what you think about prayer. It can be unsettling – even scary. “I didn’t hear the name of Jesus said even once in our group.” Do you ever…Details
Living attuned to the depths of the longing in your being is a huge challenge. This Advent, in these crucifixion-tinged reflections, we’ve had the opportunity to consider the longing for love, for reconciliation; the longing to be free of shame and fear (including the shame and fear we feel about our longing to be known…Details
The longing for things to be made right is part of our birthright. And while some have thrown this away for the bowl of stew of immediate, self-focused, gratification, there are still so many stories of every day heroes risking to care for another. A video of ducklings being saved from a storm drain garners…Details