IdleNoMore Inconveniences Calgary

On the weekend a small band of IdleNoMore supporters clogged up 14st and marched from Nose Hill to the 14st bridge over the Bow. Traffic was re-routed and weekend commuters were left with huge delays. Calgarians have been largely insulated from the national movement,...

The Mystery of it All

What is the meaning of life? Perhaps that question is far too lofty. How about: What is your purpose in life? I think our lives require telos as the Greeks would say, or an end goal or purpose. Without purpose or a goal our lives are like a ship without a rudder,...

Stand up and be set apart

In the first book of the New Testament called ‘Matthew’ there’s a verse in a crucial part called the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5:13 is well known among Christians with many a sermon spoken on the passage. Usually the common themes revolve around...

All the Books in the World

Over the past month our church has been exploring the emerging identity of our community. We’ve aptly named three components of our new rhythm as: INTERSECT-CONNECT-CONVERGE (or Out-In-Up). This post raises this question: how do we ‘Converge’ with...

Shades of Grey

Who’s to determine the difference between right and wrong? For many different issues we’re very much a product of our culture and upbringing when it comes to deciding what’s right and what’s wrong. When you grow up in church culture you...

Maybe Simple is Enough?

Too often we get bogged down looking at what everyone else is doing thus stymiying our own ability and willingness to just do. Maybe our pursuit for ‘more’ shouldn’t be one driven by a pursuit to reach a satisfactory level of...

The Soul Cravings of Calgary

From Erwin McManus, a documentary on the Soul Cravings of our City. How would you answer the question, “what does it meant to be human?” I think I would simply say, “to love, and then love some...