Six Voices at the Cross

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Six Voices at the Cross

This is something I wrote and "preached-acted" for the Wine Before Breakfast community this week, based on Luke 23.  I'm so grateful to have a community like WBB where I'm comfortable enough to take risks and push myself out of my comfort zone...
 

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My Morning Prayer for Lent

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My Morning Prayer for Lent

Dear God, 
I just woke up.
So far I have not done anything today.

But soon, I will brush my hair and teeth.
     I will show off my best face
      and my best work,
     desperately trying to prove myself to a world
     whose systems
     will eventually forget and replace me.

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January 2016 Ponderings

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January 2016 Ponderings

Inspired by one of my favorite spoken word artists/poets, Anis Mojgani, I wanted to begin a habit of posting end-of-the-month roundups of things I've been pondering and learning through the month.  Many of these points could be entire blog posts of their own, and perhaps will be one day, especially if you comment and tell me what I should expand upon...  Where applicable, I'll also try to post links to the articles, songs, art, and poems that got me thinking...

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23 Reasons

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23 Reasons

It's been a great year of blogging - thanks so much to those of you who have followed along with me this year.  

I realized that I forgot to share one of my favorite things I wrote this year, something I worked very hard on.  It was posted on the New Direction blog and the Evangelicals for Social Action, and it's a call for us to consider the reasons why we believe what we do about same-sex marriage.  Several people have told me it's been a helpful resource, so I'm glad to be able to share it here as a New Year's gift...

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Homophobic Nightmares

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Homophobic Nightmares

At 6:45 this morning, I woke up from a nightmare.

In my dream, I was back in Vancouver, visiting the Downtown Eastside, where I used to live and work.  I soon ran into a former colleague of mine in the neighbourhood who had also recently come out of the closet.  We sat down on the sidewalk to catch up...

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Post-election Sermon

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Post-election Sermon

I regularly participate in a wonderful Tuesday morning service called "Wine Before Breakfast."  It happens at Wycliffe College on the University of Toronto campus, and it's led by theologian/author/professor/chaplain Brian Walsh.  I've been honored to be asked to preach there a couple times, most recently this morning, the day after the Canadian federal election. We've been working our way through the book of Luke together.  Since I haven't posted much on this blog lately, I thought I'd post my sermon text here.  It's also on Brian's blog at Empire Remixed.

For anyone who needs a little post-election hope... read on.

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