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Posted: September 15, 2014

Two years ago marked the first time I heard the acronym "CAMC." After responding to a posting for the need for camp counsellors to go to a First Nations reserve in Northern Ontario on the ServiceLink webs

 
Posted: September 12, 2014

Can I be honest with you, reader? The last thing I want to do is write an article about Gaza.

 
Posted: September 8, 2014

I support Bill C-36. It’s a start, a good one, towards protecting those who are vulnerable. But it’s not black and white.

 
Posted: September 5, 2014

Every few months a new report shows that the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly irreversible. Clearly United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon understands the gravity of the climate situation when he noted that, “we know that we are not on track, and time is not on our side.”

 
Posted: September 2, 2014

My colleague Shannon Jammal-Hollemans recently made a powerful statement, saying Christians tend to focus on the Fall at the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, rather than focusing on the Tree of Life. I believe this cuts to the core of the “burden” of injustice, shedding light on the frustrating, paradoxical occurrence of disempowered Jesus followers.

 
Posted: August 29, 2014

We pray; we lament; we give to relief agencies. But we also struggle to understand why this is happening and who’s to blame. And the TV news channels are quick to serve up all kinds of plausible-sounding answers.

 
Posted: August 25, 2014

Shortly after the birth of my second son, Sam, I went back to work. After months of being home all the time, I was once again immersed in one of the unspoken trials of modern parenthood: daycare drop-off.

 
Posted: August 22, 2014

We haven’t been able to think about anything else recently. The images of unarmed protesters in Ferguson facing down cops in riot gear through a haze of tear gas are on loop in our brains.

 
Posted: August 18, 2014

Fear, my dear Schimmel, is our friend. Few things stop the transition of theology to praxis quite as effectively as fear. I suppose we could consider pride its cousin, for they work together wonderfully for us. 

 
Posted: August 15, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri have captivated the world of social media this week.

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