Roxburgh reflects on where we are at in building community and shares some reflections and stories about how quietly and off the radar a different kind of church in being formed.
Farming and Congregations
Roxburgh reflects on COP26, the environmental crisis and how a recent book by Lake District farmer James Rebanks can help us understand what is happening to our congregations.
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
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”.
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
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
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
Celebrating our Nation?
Alan reflects on Canada Day and the complexities of celebrating our nation. What is our posture at such a time as this?
Summer and Friendship
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.