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Ending Church

The Church exists by mission as fire exists by burning – Emil Brunner A while back my 3-year old daughter drew a picture on the whiteboard and turned to me exclaiming “Daddy look at my beautiful drawing!” I quickly said “Let’s go show mommy”, but before I could get her she wiped it away. I […]

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One way ticket

It turns out traveling to Mars isn’t as difficult as it once seemed. The bulk of the challenge and expenses (~ 80 percent) of a trip to Mars is the safe return home of the astronauts.  For the first time scientists and space agencies are considering cutting this part of the equation out. Estimates are […]

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Can I get a witness? (why people twitter)

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There’s a lady I know that shares about her hardships and broken marriage to strangers everywhere she goes. Her son tells me that it’s so people know she existed. She wants people to know that she was here. Not that she was so great or so miserable, but that someone else knew pieces of her […]

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Haiti – broken | beautiful

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The next Solar Crash Event will be emerging from the rubble this Saturday evening at the El Mocambo night club downtown Toronto. As with every event there will be great local artists along with new experimental elements.  We’ll be exploring themes of beauty amidst brokenness.  You can still RSVP yourselves on the FB event page. […]

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Why the city can kill you

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Continuing the last few posts on “God’s bias for the city”, “why cities matter” and “why Toronto matters“; much of what makes cities great is also what makes cities dark and depressing. Cities amplify the best, but also the very worst, of humanity. City centers are fueled by individual self-interest.  Everybody goes to the city […]

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God’s bias for the City

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Photo by Diez Just as God has a clear bias towards the poor, the scriptures also reveal that God’s heart leans towards the city. From Genesis God calls for humanity to be fruitful and multiply. Not simply to reproduce (otherwise Jesus would’ve done a terrible job with this mandate), but to cultivate life in the […]

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Before it was cool…

Just to follow up on my last post “Stop donating to Haiti?” which received quite a number of hits – my very general take is to go ahead and exercise your god given wisdom, but don’t let any amount of theorizing stop you from giving when it’s in your heart to do so. I wanted […]

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Stop donating to Haiti?

Photo by LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images) I haven’t asked for permission yet, so I’m posting the below comments anonymously. It’s by someone who’s worked in disaster relief for a number of years. Dear Friends, We have all seen the terrible news that is happening in Haiti especially in the capital of Port au Prince. What I […]

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