The Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24

The Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24

The following is excerpted from Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year: Ordinarytide.  This particular text is written by guest contributor Amy Knight who lives in Winnipeg and works doing concert and product administration for Signpost Music. Pilgrim Year is an online,...
God: Refuge and Refugee

God: Refuge and Refugee

At noon today I’ll be singing the following two songs (below) at a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank held to commemorate World Refugee Day. I’m told the lunch will be simple fare in sober solidarity with the 60 million souls currently...
Introduction to Ordinarytide

Introduction to Ordinarytide

 The following it excerpted from Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year, a multi-modal online collection of reflections on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year. The series, which includes offerings from guest contributors Malcolm Guite, Bob Bennett, Alana...
The Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension

Although Ascension is now celebrated in many churches on the 7th Sunday of Easter, the official day is 40 days after Easter Sunday.  a Ascension doesn’t mean absence; it means sovereignty, exercised through the Spirit. —N.T. Wright From a young age, I was taught...
Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter

 The following is a reflection on the lectionary readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C) : Ezekiel 37:1-14 / John 14:23-29 /Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5. Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open up your graves, and bring you up from your graves…And you shall...

Easter Sunday: Matter matters

God’s new world of justice and joy, of hope for the whole earth, was launched when Jesus came out of the tomb on Easter morning, and I know that he calls us to live in him and by the power of his Spirit and so to be new-creation people here and now, bringing...
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