02
FEB
2014

An Epic Moment — The Tension Was More Than I Could Stand

By the time I was 21, I had concluded that life had no meaning. I had grown up in the church, but I was cynical. I didn’t see Jesus in the life of the church, especially in race relations. I had briefly tried a life of partying and “having fun.” It wasn’t fun for me; it was empty, mea
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11
JUL
2013

Consolations and Desolations and Conflict

Many of you will know about the Ignatian discipline of “Examen.” It is one of my spiritual practices and it has helped me immensely. Maybe because it is so simple. In the morning and in the evening I ask myself, “What are the consolations (sources of comfort) of the day?” In the morni
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16
APR
2013

Not Religious, Just Spiritual

Vancouver seems to me to be a post-Christian city with lots of Christians hiding in it. When I head off to church on a Sunday morning, I am aware that most fellow citizens are reading the newspaper, riding bikes, walking seawalls, snowshoeing the mountains, sipping lattes rather than
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09
APR
2013

Disconnected – ET Call Home!

I walk pass this sign many times a day when I am at Carey and I find myself musing, “ET call home.” I feel some tragic nostalgia for the movie and for the reality that ET would never make it without a connected landline. So the question I am pondering is, “Are we at Carey disconnected
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