A COVID Via Dolorosa
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A COVID Via Dolorosa

It is the forsakenness of it all. Long before that piercing cry,Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani,long before that God-forsakenness on the cross,Jesus is forsaken on the Via Dolorosa. Here on that road of sorrow,he is devastatingly alone. No one leading him out.No jeering crowds.No virus-carrying spittle.No bloodthirsty mobs.No mocking soldiers.No politicians inciting a riot.No one washing…

What the Church can learn from St. Francis of Assisi at Christmas
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What the Church can learn from St. Francis of Assisi at Christmas

Since I was young, I’ve longed to see Jesus. I’ve longed to encounter God in a very physical way.  And most every Alberta winter, when the sky is just a scroll of black parchment and the stars wink of some ancient secret, when the path beneath our feet crunches of snow and ice and the…

Finding Peace
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Finding Peace

Last November, I taught a workshop to 47 Christian educators at the Children’s Ministry Conference held at Tyndale Seminary at the University of Toronto. The topic? Christian meditation with children. We talked about meditation as a type of prayer. They practiced what I taught them, and then saw how it might be introduced to children in either a church or school setting. With our current situation of anxiety and uncertainty, and families needing to stay home, meditation is a gift for all ages.