A Mysterious Presence
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A Mysterious Presence

For those who crave certainty and are comforted by unchanging traditions, these past two years have been unkind. The experience of living through a global pandemic has disrupted most of our routines and heaped anxiety and uncertainty upon our everyday living. Churches have not been immune to this disruption and many congregations now find themselves…

A heart for justice
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A heart for justice

The Barna Group will soon be releasing a report on its global study of nearly 25,000 teenagers, ages 13-17, both in and out of the church. Billed “the Open Generation” due to characteristics like “optimistic, engaged, malleable, curious, authentic, inclusive and collaborative” that is less common in people only a few years older, today’s teens…

Let It Shine
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Let It Shine

At first, it felt a bit surreal. After two years of pandemic restrictions, Christian summer camping was finally returning to normal. One of the highlights of each summer for me is serving for a week as chaplain at Camp Douglas, the Presbyterian camp on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. After checking in at Horseshoe Bay ferry…

History Rhymes
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History Rhymes

As the old saying goes: “history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” The past does not give us a blueprint for the future, but it can provide us insights into the trajectory of current events. This year, many Dutch towns are celebrating the 450th anniversary of one of the most important turning points…