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

Emergence

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

God

I am the wind that breathes upon the sea, I am the wave on the ocean, I am the murmur of leaves rustling, I am the rays of the sun, I am the… Continue reading

emergent gathering

I’ve just returned from the emergent gathering near Santa Fe, NM…I found it quite inspiring hanging out with about 170 similarly thinking people and eating great New Mexican cuisine. On the first evening… Continue reading

Montreal Jazz Festival

This is my far my favorite week of the year…Le Festival de Jazz International de Montreal. I’ve had two very spiritual moments so far. The first was listening to Eric Bibb a blues… Continue reading

Rivière Montmorency

I spent the weekend near Québec City with good friends in a log cabin not far from the Montmorency river. Saturday morning was spent playing in the cold mountain stream. I couldn’t help… Continue reading

Deep within all of us…

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts,… Continue reading

John ch02

John chapter 2 has basically 2 contrasting stories….the first being the really cool event of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding party and the second being Jesus all bent out of… Continue reading

Reading through John again – ch01

Today, I’m starting another read through of the book of John. I want to take a fresh look at Jesus. I know what everyone has told me about him in Sunday School through… Continue reading

Deep Within Us All…

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts,… Continue reading