Anyone else finding it hard to keep going these days? Roxburgh shares some reflections on the way forward when the world we live in is not working anymore. He points to a Dorothy Day quote shared by Stephanie Spellers on Facebook: Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing … Read More
In this blog post I want to address the question: Within the communities in which we live, what does a Gospel response to the fragility of belonging look like? Another of my conversation partners in Joining God in the Great Unraveling: Where We Are & What I Have Learned (2021) is Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and … Read More
Our very human tendency is to try to manufacture our own lives. We try to control through what we manufacture rather than trusting in the mysterious process…which is God’s gift to us and our work. Fabrications are not suited to the life of faith. They don’t wear well. – Mary Jo Leddy, Reweaving Religious Life, … Read More
Alan reflects on the recent fires in Western Canada and the US. These tragic events underline how important it is for us to dwell in the local and become attentive. It is in the local, among the ordinary people we share life with, that the action and answers to the many growing crises are to … Read More
Six years ago (2015), Joining God, Remaking the Church, Changing the World was published. It was broadly received across the Euro-tribal churches because it signalled the malaise confronting these churches (ecclesiocentrism, technique, individualism and clergy-centrism). It proposed that God’s central concern is not the fixing of these churches. Rather, the Spirit is out ahead in … Read More
Alan reflects on Canada Day and the complexities of celebrating our nation. What is our posture at such a time as this?
Alan reflects on the week and the gift of summer for both rest and reconnecting with friends who help us breath together the gift of life God has given us.
Alan shares a personal reflection and thanks for the great gift of journeying together in the kingdom of God’s people. We are all wrestling and struggling, but the Spirit is at work.
Alan reflects on recent events surrounding Canadian Residential schools and targeted shootings and asks, “Where do we look for hope?” He shares a story of a friend that gives us some clues about what this hope looks like.
Alan reflects on his own disturbance around growing anti-Asian hate and how he continues to be shaped by a new imagination. He recommends listening to this year’s Fuller Seminary Payton Lecture with Willie Jennings.
Alan responds to the growing anxiety he is seeing amongst clergy. There is an invitation to lay down these growing anxieties in a proper confidence that God is at work.
Alan Roxburgh reflects on going back to “normal”. He shares concerns and what might, in fact, be possible.