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#TBT In this 2010 blog, originally published by the Emerging Spirit programme of +The United Church of Canada, I was exploring the role of a #prophetic voice in respect to our collective choices.
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/knowing-a-prophet/ 

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This week's A Deacon's Musing is the May collection #MicroPoetry. The Verses are part prayer, thought, reflection, challenge or something in-between. The 140 character poems, which were originally written on Twitter, are also available as the Memes, shared via Creative Commons (see link in the Comments section below).
Some of the inspirations for this month have been:
• ... deep breath drawn;
• ... the transcending of self;
• ... rituals sacred; and,
• ... light’s labyrinth dawning.
I hope that they make space for reflection, musing and continue our ongoing conversations! #ShineOn
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/micropoetry-may-17-verses/ 

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This is the third A Deacon's Musing​ installment in the Appreciative Principles Series in which I am reflecting theologically. In this musing, I am exploring the Anticipatory Principle of Appreciative Inquiry and discussion how within the Isaiah tradition of the First Testament, the community models imagining a world of “will” as opposed to one of “will not.” This context, when understood as occurring in exile and oppression, highlights the power of an image – of a dream – to inspire action.

#ShineOn
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/appreciative-principles-anticipatory/

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In this week's A Deacon's Musing musing, I am beginning to thread some thoughts that have been steeping for some time, which have only been deepening as I come to the end of my PhD journey. In particular, this is my first attempt to explore a conversation that shifts from conservative/literal and progressive/liberal poles within Christianity. I hope this initial exploration continues our ongoing conversation and proves of interest as life and time permit.
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/expansive-christianity/ 

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#TBT In this 2009 A Deacon's Musing #Advent blog, originally published for the Emerging Spirit programme of The United Church of Canada, I was reflecting on the balance between 'being' & 'doing' from a faith perspective.
What do you think?
What's your experience in trying to find balance in life's journey?
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/advent-do-ers-be-ers/ 

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This week's A Deacon's Musing​ is filled with an exciting development about which I am most grateful to share! Recently, I had the opportunity to engage in an intimate conversation with Robyn​, also known as the Positivity Strategist​ with whom I share a philosophical passion: Appreciative inquiry​! Please join us as we discuss a range of topics that spans from social change to postmodern Christianity! Pull up a chair and help us continue the conversation.
http://positivitystrategist.com/how-an-intimate-conversation-can-strengthen-the-collective/

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In this second installment of the A Deacon's Musing​ Appreciating Principles series, I am exploring simultaneity. In particular, from my own current context with +The United Church of Canada​, I am exploring the power of questions to unlock organisations that are experiencing change that may – initially – be viewed through a lens of deficit. By introducing the poetic Song of Faith, I muse about how the question of “who” might be a way to help the denomination shift from deficiency and apathy to the generative and possible. What do you think? Does it speak to your own UCC context or places and spaces in which you journey where passion is waiting to be released?
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/appreciative-principles-simultaneity/

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#TBT In this 2009 A Deacon's Musing blog, originally published by the Emerging Spirit programme of The United Church of Canada, I was reflecting on #GenerationalTheory, #Stewardship & #Discipleship. What do you think? Still accessible?
https://adeaconsmusing.ca/the-divide/
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