A Deacon’s Musing|#LestWeForget

I do not think that we are in danger of forgetting. I think we remain most conscious to honour those who have died on battlefields – known and unknown – that take men and women from their homes and families. I think we endeavour to honour those who have been injured on battlefields – known Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|The Goal

“Keep your eyes on the goal,” he concluded with encouragement. That’s sort of how President Joey Dearborn of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario completed his verbal report to those of us who were gathered for the Executive face-face, which just ended this week. Before I continue with Joey’s intent, let me not assume Read more…

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery General Meeting Minutes – October 13, 2015

Draft Winnipeg Presbytery General Meeting Minutes – October 13, 2015

A Deacon’s Musing: Vignette|A Letter

What would he write to you, if he could? I am blank – with no words scribed upon me – yet I can imagine what he might write to you, from the other side, if he could. If – in your grief – this is helpful, please unfold me, find solace, perhaps even healing? Perhaps Read more…

Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – October 13, 2015

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Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – October 13, 2015

A Deacon’s Musing|Remembering

Often – while trying to navigate change – there is a tendency to ask: “Who am I now?” Frequently – following conflict that has transformed – there is an inclination to ask: “What now? What next?” And – all to regularly – people and organisations that try to navigate uncertainty can find themselves paralysed, fearful Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|Camelot

As I reflect on my own story, I realise that my growing up in Ottawa (during the 70s and 80s) was part of a larger story that I have come to call my Camelot years. A time in which the multicultural ideal, the entrenchment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian Blue Berets Read more…

Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – September 29, 2015

Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – September 29, 2015

A Deacon’s Musing|Campus Chaplaincy

In my most charming and playful way – of course – I have the great privilege to walk into congregational ministries and ask: So, am I here because you’re tired? Because you want more bums in the pews & more coin in the coffer? And, is it possible, I am also here because you want Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|Politic(al)s 02

For those involved in the not-for-profit sector, who work in non-governmental-agencies and especially those involved in advocacy work, it is no surprise to hear that over the last several years there has been a palpable experience of a chilling relationship with the Canadian federal government. Regardless of which spectrum or political stripe with which you Read more…

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