The Spirit of Adventure

John 10: 1 – 5 “Let me set this before you as plainly as I can. If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he’s up to no good—a sheep rustler! The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens…

Involuntary Suffering & Willing Justice

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,      as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings,      that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” – 1 Peter 4:12-13 As a teenager…

Believe the Testimony

John 9: 24 – 38 “A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now…

The Freedom of Self-Acceptance

John 9: 1- 7 “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.…

Conversation with an Ally

Romans 12:9-10 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Reflection Question: Who are the faces behind your allyship? Whose stories inspire you to take action? When we see injustice, we need to both respond to symptoms (offering…

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…