Causes of Deconstruction?

Is deconstruction a scary word? Or is it a necessary and normal part of faith. Here’s a blog post on the topic.   Deconstruction is so hot right now that white thought leaders are finding ways to monetize it, and fundamentalists are finding ways to malign...

An Advent Reflection

2000 years of patriarchy have undoubtedly diminished the powerful words of the two women in our readings. Today we will centre one, a voice that comes to us in the form of a song. “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.” It sure sounds better in Latin. Mary’s Song, or the...

A RESPONSE TO ANTI-BLACKNESS

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and too many others, has re-ignited mass calls to right the systemic injustice of anti-Black racism. We join the cry that all Black lives matter. Anti-Blackness is real. Systemic racism in Canada is real. And...

Epiphany: Christmas for Christians

January 6th is Epiphany. Most people don’t have any connection to the day because it’s not your typical Hallmark event. If you don’t follow any liturgical traditions then you’ve probably overlooked Epiphany. Until the forth century there was no...
Ask for New

Ask for New

Most nativity scenes come with the usual suspects: baby Jesus, manger, donkey, Joseph, Mary, 3 wise men, a shepherd or too, etc. Most all nativity scenes are probably inaccurate. Among others, we know that the wise men weren’t present, they encounter Jesus when...
Hero’s of a Different Kind

Hero’s of a Different Kind

In the final instalment of our Values Series, we wrapped it all together with a story. Not just any story, but one where you’re the main protagonist. Of all the stories in the world you can fit them into 7 different plots: rags to riches, the quest, overcoming...
The New Year Begins – Advent Season 2016

The New Year Begins – Advent Season 2016

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Our community loosely follows the liturgical calendar in which the first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new year. We don’t associate the lead up to Christmas as a time to reflect on new beginnings as we would for...
Transform Place into Parish

Transform Place into Parish

At CMC we have 4 values identify our church: Gather, Transform, Formation, and Beauty. When my grandma went to church it was a different time. Churches assumed cultural privilege and most people were Christian, at least in name. Churches were scattered based on...