Prefatory remark - This message, and the one that follows it, were preached at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, on February 11th and 18th respectively. This first installment of the two messages came as the closing message on Faith-based on the characters mentioned in Hebrews 11. The second installment introduces an agreed Lenten focus … Continue reading Heroes of Faith: The Story of Jephthah
To go outside on a cold winter day, to avoid fast food, to step out of the grey, is to step beyond the tribe, the nation, the throng. It is the listening to geese, squawking a song. Can't go to church, can't go to school,No putting on uniforms, nor dodging the fool. The virus has … Continue reading Belonging
Natality is the condition for continued human existence, it is the miracle of birth, it is the new beginning inherent in each birth that makes action possible, it is spontaneous and it is unpredictable.
This is the first lecture that lays the groundwork for connecting the moral ideal of Authenticity to the work of Hannah Arendt. This lecture was given on January 31, and it introduces some of the essential features of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition", and explores her concept of Labour in the private realm. It suggests … Continue reading Hannah Arendt: Labour and the Colonization of the Private Realm
Abundant and loving Creator, present in a sacred, given River Assiniboine, the Stone Sioux: a river, a rock that holds us here Born on one side of the river, on one side of history Born unaware: the River holds tragedy’s tears. Christian capitalists conserving cherished concepts Christian self-interest defecates idolatrous violence Desecrated cubicles leading to … Continue reading The Assiniboine, the Stone Sioux
You (Thou) and I belong to the Kingdom of God. Thou and I are very different. Thou and I share much that is the same, Thou and I may be friends, acquaintances, or even enemies. I submit myself to you, especially Thou within you. I vow to live with Thou in peace, as Christ crucified. … Continue reading Relationship
Do you feel passionate about something and want to share it? Write an essay! Do you disagree with a popular opinion and wish to convince others to join you? Write an essay! Need to write something because the college you dream of attending is making you? Write an essay! “Essay” is a form of writing … Continue reading Your Guide to Better Essays
As I entered my property after shopping for groceries, I realized I entered with a different perspective of my home than I had when I would come home from work prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, I would come home thinking that I was entering a place of pure relaxation, free of transactions, when I … Continue reading Value of Leisure
I have particularly noted the number of people who use English as an additional language (EAL) with whom I interact for almost all my business outside the house. In the last month, I dealt with people from Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines, China, Nigeria, Hungary, and many more. They helped me deal with essential services … Continue reading 6 Leadership Tips for Effective Business Writing.