Celebrating Life-Affirming, Progressive Faith in Action
Today we celebrate the foundational biblical and theological convictions that have shaped the United Church for over 90 years, helping us to be an open, inclusive, justice-seeking and life-affirming church in the world.
Simple Instructions for Ordinary Saints
Sometimes a biblical text lands on the right soil. That was the case for one of our community of investigators/interpreters who meet with me each week to turn these preaching texts.
Grief? Guilt? Lament.
As I said at the beginning, there’s much about our first world, post-Victorian influenced culture that is so stiff in the upper lip that we have lost touch with the soul-saving, world-saving practice of lament.
Patchwork of Gratitude
Once again, in this second of our SNAIL mini-series (Spiritual practices that Nourish and Anchor our Intentional Living) we’ve laid aside the Revised Common Lectionary in favour of using texts that bring biblical insight into conversation with each of our spiritual practices.
Let me begin with a question for you:
Which are you, one of those who sees the world, and likes to order your own part of life
in simple contrasts; right/wrong, good/bad, in/out, yes/no, highway or byway….?
Or, are you more likely to see the world, and your own living of it as “It’s complicated..”?