Feast of the Nativity

Jesus! “…the splendour of the Father, and the figure of His substance…”

Here I Am! Contemplate Me.

Socially speaking, Jesus was low-born, conceived in the womb of an unwed woman whose people were the despised and disposable underclass of a powerful empire. This is how the God of the Christian scriptures first chose to self-identify: in solidarity with the vulnerable, obscure and lowly…

Advent: We Are Waiting

Advent begins with focused attention to the agony of our deepest longings. The task is to let the truth behind those longings rise to the surface before suppressing them with lesser fare, because the longings themselves may be the first reliable indicators of the One thing that leads to true fulfillment, satiation and joy.

December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas

“St. Nicholas clearly saw the link between chronic poverty and (sex)slavery, and acted selflessly to interrupt the devastating consequences of deprivation…”

Freedom Is Coming: Report on City Councillors’ Trip to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

…we are well on our way to a new and mutually flourishing relationship with our good neighbours at Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Open (time sensitive) Letter to Church Pastors and Administrators re: Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road

This is our chance to join in on the better history of Christ’s Church rising up to champion the marginalized and oppressed, as mandated in Micah 6:8…

Lessons From Bono and George Bush re: Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road

This is a matter of local, regional and national justice and integrity with symbolic potential to begin a sea-change in relations between First Nations and Canadian Settler peoples….

I WILL VOTE FOR CHANGE

“Certainly, as a Christian, I feel no neccesarry affiliation with any one ideology. A healthy theology of “the fall” assures me that politics is pretty much always going to be a broken response to a broken situation—necessary, but broken…”

“Cleanse The Thoughts…”

“…how difficult it is to settle the soul and free it from obsessive distraction (even of good things) so that it may quietly, and consciously breathe the breath of God that is prayer.”

New CD from Alana Levandoski

This project is what happens when a master-craftswoman and a Christian contemplative meet in the same person….

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