Stagnant Unicorns

  On the first Wednesday of the month, we publish blog posts written by members of our Generous Space Community. This piece was written by SJ Speer, who lives in Ottawa and is a regular Ontario GS Retreat participant.   ——————————–   It is estimated that there are only 200 members of the unicorn species…

On Holding Faith & Fear

A guest post from Jessica Williams. “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. . . Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions…

The Idol of Certainty

Reading John 9:24-34 Reflection The Jewish leaders were beginning to get frustrated.  News of Jesus’ miraculous restoration of sight to the man born blind had everyone buzzing.  They had to figure out how to get on top of this before things got completely out of hand.

The Blinders of Fear & Control

Reading John 9:13-23 Reflection Jesus has helped his disciples move from laying blame to discovering the meaning of God’s purposes through healing a man born blind.  But the story doesn’t end there.  The Jewish leaders come onto the scene with some very clear blinders in place.  Rather than being able to enter the demonstration of…

I’m the biggest limper

I often talk about my sense that part of what I’ve been called to do is to ‘normalize’ the experience of same-gender attraction within the Christian community. When you get to hang out with as many same-gender attracted and gay people as I get to, one has the opportunity to experience shared humanity, shared journeys,…