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Colleagues List, February 2nd, 2020

Vol XV. No. 26

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GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor

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Dear Friends -

My Anglican Journal column on -

"Co-creating With the Divine - in a Classical Sense"
- appears earlier than usual in the month of February


- because it relates to this month's AJ theme of art, 
music and culture. I try to share how blessed we 
Canadians are - right across the country - in terms 
of access to high quality arts that expose us to 
divine spirituality.

Many other items help to make this issue of 

Colleagues List something to think about. 

I hope you enjoy it!

Wayne


PS A reminder. If a link, below seems to be dead, cut and
paste it into the address bar at the top of your web page
and it should work.

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SPECIAL ITEM 

-
My Anglican Journal column for February, 2020
"Co-creation with the divine - in a classical sense"

How I have come to appreciate classical music 

as a way of appreciating God more fully in my life

https://tinyurl.com/yx5vrqd7


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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS


Isabel Gibson,

Ottawa, ON.

Choral Director Website

January, 2020

"Your Brain and Singing  -  

  Why Singing in a Choir 
  Makes You  Happier"
  https://tinyurl.com/qkftmeg

 --


Jim Taylor,

Okanagan,  BC

Personal  Web Log
January 30th, 2020

"Questions About Life and Death"

  https://tinyurl.com/qsufknw

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Mark Whittall,

Ottawa, ON.

Sermons and Blog,

January 24th, 2020

"Leadership in 5 Steps"

  https://tinyurl.com/vjk8mwa

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Ron Rolheiser,

San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site,

January 27th, 2020

"On Self-Hatred and Guilt"

  https://tinyurl.com/rfqjlld

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NET NOTES
ADOPTED AND LOVED

A Great Mystery of Faith

The Christian Century
January 24th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/whd8gdb


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FROM SORROW TO SONG

Auschwitz at 75

Religion News Service,
January 27th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/rvob2c3


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THE BOURGEOYS REVOLUTION

Celebrating 400 Years of Ste. Marguerite

Catholic Register, Toronto

January 24th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/qnhd76z

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PROTESTANT CHURCHES ARE

ESSENTIAL TO THE MIDDLE EAST
Playing an Important Role

World Communion of Reformed Churches
January 31st, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/rrrpl3c

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DISSATISFACTION WITH DEMOCRACY

STANDS AT A RECORD HIGH
Results of a Global Survey

BBC News,

January 29th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/sa28n7x


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FRANKLIN GRAHAM UNWANTED

AT LIVERPOOL SPEAKING EVENT
His Muslim and Gay Stance Unwelcome

Huffpost,
January 28th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/wjun65r

Graham's Response to Liverpool Rejection - 
"I'm Not Preaching Hate, but the Gospel"

The Christian Post,
January 28th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/sw5j4h5

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NEW CANDIDATES, SENIOR PASTOR
OUT AT WILLOW CREEK CHURCH
Leadership Turmoil Continues There

Religion News Service
January 30th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/w97c3rk

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'WE'RE ALL INEXTRICABLY
LINKED AND CONNECTED"
Interview with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

Sojourners,
January 24th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/yxy4vgj6

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GEEL, BELGIUM HAS A RADICAL
APPROACH TO MENTAL ILLNESS
It All Started With a Teenage Saint

Broadview
September 5th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sfy7e76

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WISDOM OF THE WEEK

Provided by Sojourners and the Bruderhof

Prejudices are the props of civilization.

- Andre Gide

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We must never forget that so long as one group
can be targeted with hate, no group is safe.

- Rabbi David Saperstein

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Do good, and with a simple heart share the
fruits of your labor, which God gives to you,
with all those who are poor, not wondering to
whom you should give and to whom you should
not give. Give to all, for God wishes that you
give to all from his gifts to you.

- Hermas

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Prisons do not disappear social problems,
they disappear human beings. Homelessness,
unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness,
and illiteracy are only a few of the problems
that disappear from public view when the
human beings contending with them are
relegated to cages.

- Angela Davis

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Christ says: Do according to what I say – ah
then you shall know. Consequently, decisive
action first of all. By acting, your life will come
into collision with existence, and then you will
know the reality of grace. Nowadays we have
turned the whole thing around. Christianity has
become a worldview.Thus, before I get involved
I must first justify it. Good night to Christianity!

- Søren Kierkegaard

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Time itself is neutral; it can be used either
destructively or constructively. More and more
I feel that the people of ill will have used time
much more effectively than have the people
of good will. We will have to repent in this
generation not merely for the hateful words
and actions of the bad people, but for the
appalling silence of the good people.

Human progress never rolls in on wheels of
inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts
of men willing to be coworkers with God, and
without this hard work, time itself becomes an
ally of the forces of stagnation.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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MOMENT IN TIME

Globe and Mail
January 29th, 2020

Six killed in Quebec City mosque shooting
January 29th, 2017

When a gunman opened fire at Quebec City’s Islamic Cultural 
Centre on this day in 2017, Aymen Derbali tried to draw his 
attention. The father of three succeeded, and took bullets to 
the knee and chin. He would be unable to walk when he 
emerged from a two-month coma, a victim of the shooting – 
and also one of its heroes. Six people lost their lives that 
night, including Azzeddine Soufiane, a 57-year-old grocer 
who tried to stop the carnage by tackling the shooter.

Shortly after fleeing the mosque, 27-year-old Alexandre
Bissonnette confessed to the attack. He had recently become 
obsessed with far-right ideology and anti-immigrant leaders 
such as U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s Le Pen. 

He pleaded guilty to six counts of murder and was given a 
life sentence with no chance of parole for 40 years. Quebec 
politicians of all stripes condemned the killings,which 
prompted a moment of reckoning with Islamophobia in 
Quebec society and in the West more broadly. Meanwhile,
three psychologists who assessed Bissonnette in custody
testified during his sentencing that he continued to show
limited empathy for his victims.

 - Eric Andrew-Gee

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CLOSING THOUGHT - I.R. Knost

Until our world decides that every human matters,
that everyone has a right to food and safety and
freedom and healthcare and equality, it is the
obligation of those privileged to have food and
safety and freedom and healthcare and equality
to fight tirelessly for those who do not.


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For those interested:

ST. DAVID'S ACTS  WINTER MONDAY NIGHT BOOK STUDY

A Ten Week Series January 13th - March 23rd, 2020
(Family Weekend exempted)
Monday Evenings, TM Room 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"FUTURE FAITH - Ten Challenges Reshaping 
                              Christianity in the 21st Century"


Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Registration/Hospitality and Book: $60.00.
Book only: $25.00


37 copies of the book were made available for sale.
All are now sold. 

Total on-site registrations: 32
(plus 3 on-line participants). Grand Total: 35 to date.

Book Description - https://tinyurl.com/tybpxvd

Study Notes - https://tinyurl.com/wh5jbwq

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ST. DAVID'S ACTS THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Our theme this winter: 

"Jesus' Parables and Miracles" 
  (a total of 10 examples)

As recorded in Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and 
Luke and the Gospel of John

Ten Sessions - January 23rd-March 26th, 2020

Gathering at 9:30 AM in the St. David's TM Room
and meeting 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

No charge

Study resource -

"The DK Complete Bible Handbook"
  Edited by John Bowker


http://tinyurl.com/odxlv7q
 

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