My “church” is not composed of a typical congregation. Rather, it is comprised of a multitude of faiths: agnostic, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, and more. It is in this multi-faith, pluralistic environment that I live out my calling as a Christian chaplain.
Summertime is usually a slower time in congregational life. But this summer was very busy for St. Mark's, Don Mills, Toronto. The congregation initiated and now runs ecumenically a full summer day camp called Footprints (footprintssummerdaycamp.org). The camp welcomes 50 children (aged six to 13) and Leaders in Training [...]
Twenty-four people were baptized at Can Kaga Otina Tipi Wakan on Aug. 9, 2015 At Birdtail First Nation in Manitoba, the bones of a dead congregation have come together again, and flesh has appeared on it, and yes the breath of the Spirit is blowing through the people. They [...]
As I look back on our journey together, there are nine kinds of conversations that have helped us co-create the congregation with Jesus Christ, one conversation after another.
As people with physical ailments lose connections with familiar activities, places and people, feelings of isolation coupled with debilitating illness may affect their wellbeing, self esteem and even their judgement. With the loss of customary sources of happiness, life becomes a search for meaning.
On the journey to start a second service, there have been many things we did not plan for and many lessons learned.