Greenbelt Festival 2010

I had a great time at the Greenbelt festival this year. Here are some links to the things I was most impressed by. Zic Zazou – 9 French guys dressed like blue-collar workers… Continue reading

The Great Emergence

I’m attending THE GREAT EMERGENCE in Memphis, Tennessee. It is based around Phyllis Tickle’s book by the same title. There will be other great speakers such as Peter Rollins from Belfast, Doug… Continue reading

The Cloud of Unknowing

I’m re-reading the classic The Cloud of Unknowing. I’d like to present some of the stuff I’m finding… PHRASES I LIKE “…He kindled your desire with the greatest grace and attached to it… Continue reading

Cycical Theory of History

Yesterday I was reading about the novel Finnegans Wake, which is based around the cyclical theory of history as developed by philosopher Giambattista Vico in 1725. Vico saw that history passes through four… Continue reading

A Mid-Winter Prayer

From the rising of the midwinter sun to its setting Scatter the darkness with the light of your love, O Shining One. Make me short on mean thoughts, long on offering words of… Continue reading

Labyrinth v.4.1

OK…here’s one more. This is a spiral that expands. It also has lots of little yellow wild flowers. Nice! The picture is after its second cut. Also I had a wonderful conversation with… Continue reading

3rd Labyrinth

On Monday morning I made my third guerrilla labyrinth, this on a spiral in a very public place…along the Lachine Canal, just west of Atwater. It is just along side a this very… Continue reading

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong

I picked this book up at the Grande Biblioteque Nationale and had it read by the next morning. It gives you a huge, huge picture of humanity and religion (or myth) with out… Continue reading

Labyrinth v.2.0

I mowed my second labyrinth near the first one in the woods, however this one is a classic square design in the grass. I hope to borrow Ron’s engraving tool and engrave some… Continue reading

Guerrilla Labyrinth

I have been inspired by Johnny Bakers blog post on mowing a labyrinth.  So I bought a hand push mower yesterday on Craig’s list, fixed it up a bit and started mowing my… Continue reading

Henri Nouwen on Leadership

While at my daughters house I picked up this little book, In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen and read it one morning. He gives insight into what he learned from his… Continue reading

The Barbarian Conversion

My wife checked this book out for me at the library: The Barbarian Conversion – from Paganism to Christianity, by Richard Fletcher. I don’t know why, but for a number of years I’ve… Continue reading

Celtic Hospitality

copied from a Crofter’s door in Wales… Hail guest, we know not whom thou art. If friend, we greet thee with hand and heart, If stranger, such no longer be, If foe, our… Continue reading

Reflection / / / Rant on the Kingdom

The following is my reflection or rant on Mark 1:15. Many have used this verse to develop a healthier view of the message which Jesus preached "the kingdom of God". I have used… Continue reading

On the concept of Christian perfection

In the book Toward the Future, Teilhard de Chardin throws in some nice little illustrations that have become very helpful to me in graphically showing that the kingdom of God is not some… Continue reading

Toward the Future

I’m reading through Theilhard de Chardin’s book Toward the Future. I wasn’t expecting to get much out of it, to tell the truth, but I am. I hope to make a few post… Continue reading

The Complex Christ Chapter 5 – Christ in the City

by Kester Brewin The Christian story of the city can be traced back to Genesis 4, soon after Adam and Eve tumbled from Eden and, in troubled family isolation, brother killed brother. When… Continue reading


Christ’s emergence as a baby, born into a specific culture and a particular time, is an archetype for change. We must stop. Wait. Allow God God’s freedom and let the old pass away.… Continue reading

The Complex Christ – chapter 2: Incarnation

Incarnation “Having waited, waited, waited for so long, the anticipation building, the hype and rumour and false Messiahs, and all the while things getting worse with occupations and punitive taxations and military machinations….… Continue reading

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.             It… Continue reading

The Complex Christ – chapter 1: Advent

Below are my favorite quotes from chapter 1: Advent"…But before the Churh can change, before I can change, before anything changes, comes waiting. A pause. A rest.This is nature’s way, decreeing as she… Continue reading

The Call

I have heard it all my life,A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says:… Continue reading

Meister Eckhart

“Spirituality is not to be learned in flight from the world, by fleeing from things to a place of solitude; rather we must learn to maintain an inner solitude regardless of where we… Continue reading

The Complex Christ – Introduction

This week I started a new book as I rode the métro to and from my AQM  puppetry worshop. My wife bought the book a few months ago, but only when my friend… Continue reading