When Suffering Comes from an Angle you Never Expected.

All transformation comes through the pathways of love and suffering. The most amazing thing about Jesus is that he taught us that God and change are to be found in mess, darkness, weakness, imperfection and disorder. While you are cowering in a dark valley it is impossible to understand what is happening to you. You have to trust the darkness and wait. Light is a gift that suffering leaves behind. Out of the cold hard winter ground a new springtime of possibilities begin to arise.

Who Is the Jesus of Easter?

In Jesus we have a God who is safe and a universe that is safe. We have a God who does not blame, does not punish, does not threaten, does not dominate. We have a God who breathes forgiveness. Rohr

Who Is the Jesus of Easter?

In Jesus we have a God who is safe and a universe that is safe. We have a God who does not blame, does not punish, does not threaten, does not dominate. We have a God who breathes forgiveness. Rohr

A New Heaven and a New Earth

Never before has a promise of hope meant so much. Living now as we do in an era of violence, pain and trauma this vision of John gives us hope for a new Heaven and a new Earth.

Hey, I’m Not a Church Hater

People don’t want to know that we are perfect and complete, we are not. They will know that we have Christ when, we love, when we go through trouble in this world but don’t give up, but continue to have hope. Where did we ever get the thinking that we are somehow different, better?

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Life is wild. It rolls at us like the breakers of the sea. Smashing against us and then drawing us out into deep water where we fear we may drown. At times the water is still and calm, but inevitably it will stir up again with some wind of change or discontent. Yet Gods faithfulness remains. His characteristics of love, comfort, peace, kindness, endurance, strength, gentleness, goodness, mercy and grace never waiver never change.

A Thrill of Hope

It’s that time of year again. While some folks claim there is a ‘war on Christmas’, it takes very little research to discover that this apocalyptic, deluded conspiracy theory holds little truth. The thrill of hope is not a list of rules. It is not a group of exclusive, privileged people arguing who is more holy or right than the other. The thrill of hope is that the child born to Mary, is the Saviour of the world, who also identifies with our frailty, our sorrow, our disappointments, our questions, our joys and all our longings. Nicole Conner

When all Hope Seems Lost

The basis of every revolution has been oppression. The people are tired, tired of the elite, tired of the system, tired of not having enough to flourish. They feel used, unheard and exhausted with academic rhetoric. Whether we like Trump or Hilary is not the issue here. The issue is that the people have been heard. They will overlook all of the above about Donald Trump because they want one thing. Change. They believe that Trump is the one candidate that could possibly give it to them.