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Reasonable and Probable Grounds to Believe

Our collective best guess, and that guess is subject to ongoing change, is that the universe as we know it came into being some 15 …

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Online Worship Is Real

We thought we would be open by Easter! When we shut down for the pandemic, we thought we’d be open again before long. We thought …

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Imago Dei

Imago Dei is Latin for “image of God.” It is a theological doctrine common to Jews, Christians, and some Muslims. The Book of Genesis is not …

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Why Do We Go To Church?

When I was a teenager, I remember having a conversation with my father about why I had to go to church. At the time, many …

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Remember that song written in the 60’s by Beatles member George Harrison? The  words convey his dismay at the world’s unrealized potential for universal love.  …

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The Way of Love
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The Way of Love

At our recent Diocesan Synod, we were called to refocus on becoming a more missional diocese, and a more missional people. I know that “mission” …

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I Need Easter

The last time I fully celebrated Easter the way it is intended to be celebrated was back in 2018. 2020 and 2021 were celebrated but …

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April: From the Latin Verb “Aperire,” To Open

The month of April is an interesting one. We are into spring in some places, though not necessarily in this province, and people are getting …

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Reasonable and Probable Grounds to Believe

I grew up in Sandy Cove, a fishing village on the Eastport peninsula. Closeness to the sea was an everyday experience where raging sea against …

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The Hope of Easter

Growing up in the Clarke household, Easter was a very special time. As a young teenager, I remember waking up at 5:00am to get ready …

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