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David Warkentin
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"Let's Talk About Whiteness"
I'm convinced we need to speak more openly about the ongoing realities of racial segregation in the places we inhabit. In my own town of Abbotsford, BC, there are glimpses of hope, such as the Rally Against Racism and Bigotry and the ways some local neighbo...

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Groaning in Expectation
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. (Romans 8:22 NIV)   From politics, to violence and death, to apathy, to sickness and sorrow, there is no shortage of groaning in the world today. T...

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Prayers and grief - let's do something
I read the headlines . I prayed with our church. But mostly, I felt numb. Another attack. This time in Orlando. Prayers and grief amidst politicized comments on guns, religion, and sexuality. Again, really!?! A few days have gone by. Commentary continues. D...

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Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS
This honest conversation between Bono & Eugene Peterson has just been released via the Fuller Studio . Below are some quotes that are swirling in my mind after watching...     "Art becomes essential, not decorative" -Bono   "Imagination is away to get insid...

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Waiting for the Cherry Blossoms
In the Vancouver area, spring comes with cherry blossoms. March (and sometimes even late-February!) brings the transition from barren branches to colorful displays of pink along streets and in city parks. It’s beautiful! But rarely do you hear someone point...

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You aren't helpless
If you’re anything like me, the ongoing news of the refugee crisis in the Middle East has you feeling more than a little bit overwhelmed. Where do I even begin to respond? I want to save the world (commence pat on back), but know that my efforts are trivial...

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Consuming Millennials (Part 2): From Consumption to Presence
Part 2 of my article has now been published in the Christ and Cascadia journal : Churches will try just about anything to stay relevant. From music to mochas, countless attempts are made by churches to appeal to culture, especially the next generation. Don ...

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Consuming Millennials (Part 1): How The Church Perpetuates Consumeristic Faith
The following was recently published in the Christ and Cascadia journal : “Millennials are leaving the church!” “Young adults don’t believe anything anymore!” “The church has lost its voice in a wayward culture.” These dire headlines describe the reality of...

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"Theologies of Reconciliation"
Here a little over a week since I traveled to Ottawa to attend the final TRC event, I'm still reflecting on the impact of my experience. Helpful to my process of reflection was following the TRC in Ottawa, many in our group attended the NAIITS Symposium at ...

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TRC Summary: The Response of Faithful Presence
As I leave Ottawa and my experience of the Truth and Reconciliation , I'm asking, "Now what?" For Canada. But also for myself. In part, I wonder what my role is as a Christian. You see, Christians have been a major part of this historical blemish on our cou...
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