Christian Imagination

August 23, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

Roxburgh reflects on the moment we are in. In the midst of the exhaustion, heaviness and hopelessness (even in our churches), how can we see with the eyes of Christian imagination?

Freed from Nationalism

August 3, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

Alan Roxburgh reflects on summer, the Olympics and Nationalism. He recommends some reading as we put Nationalism in its appropriate place. Recommended: From Rodney Clapp’s new Book Naming Neoliberalism, the Chapter “Freed from Nationalism and Freed for Catholicity”.

Midsummer Pause

July 26, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

It’s midsummer. Alan reflects on how easy it is to be overburdened with worries and concerns in this heavy summer. But there is another way. Let’s live deeply into the wonder and beauty of this moment as the Spirit is working. We can take this time to listen to the rooted voices filled with hope … Read More

Hard to Keep Going

July 19, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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

Fires and Local Life

July 9, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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

Summer and Friendship

June 24, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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.

Giving Thanks

June 18, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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.

Grief and Finding Hope

June 11, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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.

My Granddaughter and Willie Jennings

June 4, 2021By Alan Roxburgh

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.