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Connecting to God’s Grid

America experienced unprecedented economic growth in the years following World War II. Yet this increase in material resources did not translate into human flourishing. In those same years, there was an explosion of mental illness, particularly among young people. In response, the Commission on Children at Risk conducted a study. It published its finding in…

Running the Gospel Relay

The official spoke a few quiet words to the Canadian 4x100m relay team. That is all it took to turn victorious smiles into knitted brows. The Canadian team’s race performance was under review by PanAm officials. At the end of that process the Canuck sprinters were disqualified because one of them had run outside of…

Soul Fatigue

Soul fatigue is more than being physically tired, it is a fraying of the integrated self. We no longer can keep ‘it’ together. We are off-kilter, our relationships off-centre and God is off-stage. What do the symptoms of soul fatigue look like? Check out this list: lack of emotional resilience – we are irritable, short-fused…

The right answer to the wrong question

Jesus does not answer the question put to him. The expert in the OT Law asks: “Who is my neighbour?”, but Jesus doesn’t answer that. Instead, Jesus responds with the Parable of the Good Samaritan and then asks who had been a neighbour to the man left for dead. There that is the right question…