The Good Work Continues

  Philippians 1:3-9 “3 I thank my God every time I remember you, 4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5 because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to…

Standing in Solidarity

Galatians 3: 26-29 “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in…

The Armour of God for Marginalized Folks

Today’s post in our Lenten series is a longer guest post from Tara Glowacki, a bisexual Christian and co-facilitator of the Winnipeg Generous Space Group. Last year, I came out in my evangelical church. The coming out process was long and painful, and it ended in my leaving that church. Recently, I was reading the…

We are Blessed

Luke 6: 20 – 22 “Blessed are you who are poor,     for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now,     for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now,     for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you,     when they exclude you and…

Jesus: Liberator

Luke 6: 6 – 11 “On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the…

Bearing Good Fruit

Luke 6: 43 – 44 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.”   Generous Space is a posture in which we seek to love across difference. We’re keenly aware…

Nothing is Wasted

Isaiah 55:8, 11 I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work. . . . The words that come out of my mouth [will] not come back to me empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.   One…

The Hope of What is Not Yet

Romans 8: 22 – 25 “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.…

Embracing Our Need

Psalm 72: 12 – 14 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,     the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy     and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence,     for precious is their blood in…

My Testimony is Valid

John 8:12 – 20 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.” Jesus answered, “Even if I…