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Angles on the Liturgy | part 2

The collect for purity This is the second in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on what

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Angles on the Liturgy | part 1

The work of the people This is the first in a series of short reflections on our communion liturgy, in which the insights of several writers will be shared. This series will help us to lay a firmer hold on

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Feeding the Multitudes

A Gospel image which informs how we understand communion   T he Gospel reading from the last Sunday evening was the very familiar story of the feeding of the 5000, as told in Matthew 14:13-21. As I suggested in the

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"With sighs too deep for words"

Last night in worship, we found ourselves deep into the eighth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, in which Paul offers one of his most evocative phrases:   Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do

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Who's a part of this table…

Who’s a part of this table, and why we don’t pass a plate…   So, on a fairly regular basis I’ll be having coffee with someone who has come out and joined us at worship a few times, and they’ll

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"God is the Interesting Thing…"

Sometime in the late 1930’s, the Anglican thinker and writer Evelyn Underhill wrote a letter to Cosmo Lang, then the Archbishop of Canterbury.  In her letter, she reflected on just what it is she believed the church needed to be

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Rest in peace, rise in glory

a nod to Oliver Schroer, for taking his audience on his pilgrimage of faith The Canadian violinist Oliver Schroer made one of my favourite albums of all time, Camino, which actually appears on this site in my list of my

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Come to me, all who labour and are heavy-laden…

Robert Farrar Capon intrudes on yet another sermon… Just home from our Sunday evening worship, and wanted to post this one right away.  Part of the gospel reading tonight included those wonderful words from the Gospel according to Matthew:  “Come

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table: a reflection on the practice of open communion at saint benedict’s table by Jamie Howison, published under our own saint benedict’s table imprint. T hroughout its 2,000-year history, and in most of its forms and expressions,

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Let us Keep the Feast

This is the slightly expanded version of the sermon preached on June 15, when we marked the feast of St Bendict. Now, we need to confess that June 15 is not actually Benedict’s feast day, which in fact falls on

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The Old Testament Trinity

the place of icons in our worship at saint ben’s   O n this past Trinity Sunday, our community dedicated a reproduction of Andrei Rublev’s trinitarian icon for use in worship. The icon was purchased in memory of Terry Berg,

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The New Round of Top 10 Lists

Music that accompanies some of us on the walk of faith… including a new list by Jenny Moore-Koslowsky One of the favourites on the old site was our Top Ten Music lists, in which various musicians connected to our community

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A Sermon Not Preached at an Ordination

On May 14, 2008, several hundred people gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Winnipeg for an ordination service. Helen Manfield, who has been a part of our community of saint benedict’s table since close to its beginnings, was ordained priest,

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Gin martinis kept me in the church

The fall 2006 issue of Geez Magazine deals with the culture of (upper-case) Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, and that has definitely set me to thinking. After all, it is a world in which I was raised, but I feel remarkably baggage-free

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Jesus as superhero

Kalyn Falk looks at why spandex sells better than ashes W hen I was growing up, I was transfixed by Superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and the perhaps not heroic but certainly superhuman Charlie’s Angels. What I liked about them

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Telling secrets

Shayne Stevens looks at why Christianity has long been marked by the poor choices of its leaders A number of years ago at Cornerstone Christian Music Festival, held just outside of Chicago, Illinois, Christian recording artist and Jesus People USA

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