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Colleagues List, December 29th, 2019

Vol XV. No. 20

Archive - Dec 2009 - Oct 2018                              http://colleagueslist.blogspot.ca/  http://colleagueslistii.blogspot.com/


YEAR-END ISSUE

GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor
My E-Mail Address: waholst@telus.net 

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Dear Friends:

As usual at year end, I create a collection
of Special Items and other Key Articles
that have appeared on Colleagues List
during the past twelve months.

Please click the links for your preferences.

This should help you remember articles that
you saw, or inform you of those you missed.

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Total Colleagues List Issues for 2019: 44

These selections appeared as follows:

Book notices - 17
Anglican Journal columns - 8
Kolbe Times columns - 1
Personal reflections/sermons - 12
News items - 4
Lectures and letters - 3

Total - 45 Special Items and Other Selected Pieces.

Please enjoy this summary of a year of extensive
work. I try to share with you some of the most pertinent
information in the field of religion and culture that I have
discovered in 2019.

During the past fifteen years, I have created at total of
694 issues of Colleagues List - focusing on contemporary
themes from a Canadian perspective. That's 46.2 issues
on average per year.

I hope our relationship continues in 2020!

- Wayne

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A SUMMARY OF MY SPECIAL ITEM SELECTIONS FOR 2019

January 13th, 2019

"... At the Beginning of a New Year" (My Thoughts)


https://tinyurl.com/uddenqv


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January 20th, 2019

My Anglican Journal column for January, 2019

"Celebrating Community in Canada's North"
  

https://tinyurl.com/ycakcjxo

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January 27th, 2019

Book Notice -

SIGHTINGS - Reflections on Religion in Public Life
(Published by the Martin Marty Center, the U. of Chicago)


https://tinyurl.com/uky2xr6

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February 3rd, 2019

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE
Lecture and Film Event (Report)

https://tinyurl.com/ulfcyta

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February 10th, 2019

A REFLECTION ON EAST EUROPE AND RUSSIA
Our St. David's Spiritual Travelers Destination for 2019
(My Thoughts)

https://tinyurl.com/uky2xr6


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February 17th, 2019

Book Notice -

THE MANIFEST SERIES - One Set, Four Titles

The Pursuit of Virtue - by Thomas Lombardo
For Everything a Season - by Warren Johnson,
The Voice of the Galilean - by Rex Weyler
In the Face of Fear - by Walter G. Moss


https://tinyurl.com/uff6gfl

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February 24th, 2019

Book Notice -

UNIVERSAL SPIRIT
The Seasons of the Christian Year
in the Company of Northrop Frye,
by Don Collett

https://tinyurl.com/ttax3fw

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March 3rd, 2019

My February, 2019 Anglican Journal Column:

"Spiritual Travel"

https://tinyurl.com/t5b37jc

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March 10th, 2019

Book Notice -

ON THE BRINK OF EVERYTHING
Grace, Gravity and Getting Old
by Parker J. Palmer

https://tinyurl.com/tdnrwus

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March 17th, 2019

Book Notice -

POWER FOR LIFE
Inspirational Guidance for Daily Living,
by David Preston Sharp

https://tinyurl.com/uvckkod

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March 24th, 2019

My Anglican Journal column for March, 2018 (repeated)

"Encountering the Sacred at the Mount -
  Our Congregational Lenten Retreat"

https://tinyurl.com/rudnszb

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March 31st,2019

Book Notice -
 
HOLY ENVY
Finding God in the Faith of Others
by Barbara Brown Taylor

https://tinyurl.com/tg3p4va

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April 7th, 2019

Book Notice -

WHY ARE WE HERE? A Meditation on Canada
by Mary Jo Leddy

https://tinyurl.com/r8rgrve

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April 14th, 2019

Book Notice -

SIMPLE TRUTHS -
Clear and Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues in Life
by Kent Nerburn

https://tinyurl.com/wt6d6xw

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April 21st, 2019

RESURRECTION AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Making Easter Renewal Your Own

Spirituality and Practice and Personal Reflection

https://tinyurl.com/vtxbxgv

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April 28th, 2019

My Anglican Journal Column for Spring:

"Finches and Falcons."

https://tinyurl.com/r2v6yyz

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May 19th, 2019

My Anglican Journal Column for May:

"Serving the Common Good"

https://tinyurl.com/t54wnn2

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May 26th, 2019

Book Notice -

A GREENING OF IMAGINATIONS -
Walking the Songlines of Holy Scripture
by Herbert O'Driscoll

https://tinyurl.com/r2v6yyz

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June 2nd, 2019

Book Notice -

RUTH BURROWS - Essential Writings
Selected with an Introduction
by Michelle Jones

https://tinyurl.com/sgvg4g7

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June 9th, 2019

ST. DAVIDS SPIRITUAL TRAVELERS --

A Reflection on My Personal Trip Goals After
A VISIT TO EAST EUROPE AND RUSSIA, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sx9axjk

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June 23rd, 2019

My Anglican Journal column for June, 2019

"A Grateful Moment for Ecumenical Leadership"

https://tinyurl.com/svrstta

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June 30th, 2019

My Summer Anglican Journal Column:

"Quality Time with the Prodigal Son"

https://tinyurl.com/wotcefo

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July 7th, 2019

Canadian Joni Mitchell Sings About
the Irish Magdalene Laundries (1994)
Lest We Forget

This Short Youtube Piece was suggested to me
by colleague Jock McTavish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATaFyIbd5hY

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July 14th, 2019

Message Shared at St. David's United, Calgary
Sunday, July 7th, 2019

THE GOOD SAMARITAN REVISITED

https://tinyurl.com/uv8kdmq

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July 21st, 2019

Message Shared at St. David's United, Calgary
Sunday July 14th, 2019

HOSPITALITY

https://tinyurl.com/r2oyprc

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July 28th, 2019

Book Notice -

ATHEIST OVERREACH - What Atheism Can't Deliver,
by Christian C. Smith

https://tinyurl.com/tav8aka

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August 4th, 2019

Book Notice -

ACTIVIST ALPHABET
by Donna Sinclair

https://tinyurl.com/rt26uj5

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August 11th, 2019

REMEMBERING FR. RENE FUMEOLEAU
Who died in Yellowknife NT, August 7th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/vb4kwum


My Anglican Journal Reflection on His Life


https://tinyurl.com/y4g8mcxr

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August 25th, 2019

INTERESTING INSIGHTS FROM A TALK
GIVEN BY COLLEAGUE FR. RON ROLHEISER

https://tinyurl.com/sjo5z2m

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September 1st, 2019

Book Notice -

THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST -  How a Forgotten Reality
Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
by Colleague Richard Rohr

https://tinyurl.com/sunxnjr

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September 8th, 2019

A Personal Reflection -

CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF
ADULT SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AT
ST. DAVID'S UNITED CHURCH, CALGARY


https://tinyurl.com/wmc6sjv

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September 15th, 2019

A Personal Reflection -

WHAT I DID FOR MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS
AS AUTUMN BEGINS

https://tinyurl.com/tvx9fq8

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September 22nd, 2019

PRAYER FOR PEOPLE
WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD
by Vance Morgan

https://tinyurl.com/tl7zen6

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September 29th, 2019

My Colleagues List Philosophy -

WHY I WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK

https://tinyurl.com/u3kdlo7

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October  8th, 2019

BIRTH OF JESUS FOR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANS
(A five session study guide) by Donald Schmidt

https://tinyurl.com/vxslque

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October 13th, 2019

A Seasonal Reflection -

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS


https://tinyurl.com/selglxz

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October 20th, 2019

Important Notice:

FOUNDING ASSEMBLY OF THE
CALGARY ALLIANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD


https://tinyurl.com/ub8sxtc

My Anglican Journal Column about the CACG -


https://tinyurl.com/y2nysrdb

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October 27th, 2019

Book Notice -

CRUCIBLE OF FAITH - The Ancient Revolution
that Made Our Modern Religious World
by Colleague Philip Jenkins

https://tinyurl.com/tw7ko6x

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November 3rd, 2019

Book Notice -

JESUS SKEPTIC - A Journalist Explores
the Credibility and Impact of Christianity
by John S. Dickerson

https://tinyurl.com/wfn54u9

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Colleagues Listiii - New Design

December 8th, 2019

ADVENT REFLECTION
Thinking About Colleague Jim Taylor 

and His Life Partner Joan

https://tinyurl.com/tfempgt

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December 15th, 2019

My Anglican Journal Column for November -

"Jimmy Carter - A Social and Personal Mentor
  for Lifelong Health and Well-Being"

https://tinyurl.com/w4uedoy

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My Current Column for Kolbe Times, Calgary

"The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good"

https://tinyurl.com/vgncjvz

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December 22nd, 2019

HOLST FAMILY CHRISTMAS LETTER FOR 2019

https://tinyurl.com/vbre7fd

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December 29th, 2019

Colleagues List Summary Issue for 2019

Special Items of Interest from the Past Twelve Months


https://tinyurl.com/wbeak8f


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NET NOTES

NEW CANADIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
They Add Their Differing Traditions to Our's

Global TV.ca
December 25th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sgq7kun

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EVANGELICAL ELITES VERSUS
EVANGELICAL DEPLORABLES
Talking Past Each Other

Christian Post,
December 26th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/tjyaxed

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TROUBLING SIGNS OF CHRISTIAN
POPULISM IN EUROPE AND AMERICA
Christian Populations on the Defensive

The Guardian,
December 25th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/voscqys

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WISDOM FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK

From Sojourners and the Bruderhof online:

When Mary spoke her words of praise, she trusted in a
God who always has and always will liberate the oppressed.

- Nancy Frausto

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See to it that you do not treat the gospel only as history,
for that is only transient; neither regard it only as an example,
for it is of no value without faith. Rather, see to it that you make
this birth your own and that Christ be born in you.…Of what
benefit would it be to me if Christ had been born a thousand
times, and it would daily be sung into my ears in a most lovely
manner, if I were never to hear that he was born for me and
was to be my very own?

- Martin Luther

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When the song of the angels is stilled /
when the star in the sky is gone /
when the kings and princes are home /
when the shepherds are back with their flocks /
the work of Christmas begins: / to find the lost /
to heal the broken / to feed the hungry /
to release the prisoner / to rebuild the nations /
to bring peace among the people /
to make music in the heart.

- Howard Thurman

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The Miracle

When all the winds were mild,
Mary came to me apart
and laid the Holy Child
here inside my heart.

My heart was made the manger,
and my body was the stall.
And now no man is stranger:
my life goes out to all,

To bring to each of them
this Child of heaven’s light,
to let them enter in, like flames
of candles to the holy night

Georg Johannes Gick

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MOMENT IN TIME

Globe and Mail,
December 24th, 2019

Mount Royal’s cross is first lit
(from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)
 
Dec. 24, 1924: In 1643, with torrential rain falling on Ville-Marie,
the colony that would become Montreal, its founder, Paul de
Chomedey, prayed to the Virgin Mary. He promised that if she
spared the colony from flooding he would erect a monument in
her honour. When the rain stopped, he put a wooden cross atop
what would become known as Mount Royal. The steel cross
that stands there today was erected by the Société St-Jean
Baptiste in 1924. Measuring 31.4 metres tall, with an arm span
 of 11 metres, the current cross was designed by a Sulpician
priest to commemorate de Chomedey’s wooden monument.

It was first lit on Dec. 24, 1924, and, in 1992, the light bulbs
were replaced with a fibre-optic lighting system. In 2009, LED
lights were installed, which allowed the cross to turn different
colours. Although usually white, it has shone in many colours
over the years, including red for AIDS awareness and blue for
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. When lit, it can be seen from
approximately 80 kilometres away. It is a shining monument
to prayers answered. – Dave McGinn

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CLOSING THOUGHT  - Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Our hope for the One who is born as the Christ, the
anointed one of God, means God’s intentions for this
world and its people will be fulfilled through the birth
of Jesus. And that, in the words of scripture, amounts
to bad news for rulers who act like tyrants, neglect the
poor, oppress strangers and aliens, and subvert God’s
desires for justice and righteousness.

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