Monthly Archives: June 2015

Times Colonist Spirituality Blog link

Thanks to Henri Lock, the United Church Chaplain at the University of Victoria, BC, I have been gifted with the opportunity to author an occasional blog for the Victoria Times Colonist Spiritually Speaking page. If you’re interested you can find it at this link

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091/there-is-no-word-for-apology-1.1985565

It’s a subject matter that’s been wrestling with me for decades…more about that in the next one.

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The Eagle and the Condor

Eagle-And-Condor-Dreamcatcher-300x200Once, years ago, I was told we are living in a time of convergence. A time of prophetic imagination. A time of awesome wonder and a time of compelling mystery. Or is it mysticism? I know every age has had its calls and consequence, its challenge and despair. Its need to stand or fall in the face of great and unimaginable challenge. We, I was told, live in the time of the Eagle and the Condor, the People of the North and the People of the South will come together. I wonder if the two great issues of our day aren’t somehow related, somehow entwined with prophesy and call. The voice of God, not so still nor small nor silent, any more. Continue reading The Eagle and the Condor

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Theologically Speaking?

faith seeking understanding coverMy Theology text – in the introductory year – written by Daniel J Migliori, was called “Faith Seeking Understanding”. It was and is a good read, a simple, well written and relatively in-depth inquiry into its topic. It is now available in our church library for those inclined to read it. Despite my appreciation for the book and its topic, I’ve often wondered if theology isn’t sometimes better described as “Faith Seeking Justification” and I don’t mean in the heart of the Lord.

It seems to me that theologians can sometimes/have often/will again provide the argument needed or the moral underpinning for actions or in-actions that might otherwise seem a bit, well, tawdry, if not downright mean  or insular or something. Continue reading Theologically Speaking?

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On Again

Man with dog
Man with dog

Friends, it’s been nearly three months since my last posting. Forgive me my hiatus. I’ve been reinventing my daily routine and midnight blogging had to go.

Thanks to the determined efforts of my partner and her dedication to rising and walking, I’ve finally found the impetus to rise and run. Our dog is a happy beneficiary of our renewed practice. We’re in better physical condition than we’ve been in for a long time (Laurel, Duke and I) and my Spiritual practice has benefited as well. Nothing like a long run in the morning (I try for 10 k on most days) to open up ones Spiritual pores. Continue reading On Again

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