Lent: We walk into the gathering danger & doubt surrounding Jesus as he made choices that led to the Cross.
This is a time of preparation & reflection.
Where have you been this year & where might you be going?
What are the things that have kept your journey on pause?
What are the choices you have made that you would like to revisit?
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Bullying
In this fifth week of Lent, Dea. Richard reflected on bullying, Bill 18, and intolerance dressed in ‘freedom.’
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Temptation
Dea. Richard explores Temptation from the 5th line of the Lord’s Prayer for this Lenten blog. Anything grab you?
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Forgiveness
In this fourth week of Lent, Dea. Richard asks for what might we need to be forgiven? What does forgiveness mean for you?
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Bread
As the third week of Lent 2013 unfolded, Dea. Richard blogged about the third line of the Lord’s Prayer and wonders how prayer & bread connect & sustain.
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Kingdom
In the second Lenten week in 2013, Dea. Richard mused about the Kingdom and whether it implies who’s ‘in’ and others who are ‘out.’
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent|Abba
For the first week in Lent 2013, Dea. Richard journeyed with the image of God as Male and explores the tension with ‘constructed’ gender.
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent & Resurrected Irreverent
In this Easter Sunday Lenten blog, Dea. Richard explored the tension between faith & religion, literalism & mysticism and whether such discussions distract us from the power that is Resurrection
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent| Finicky Hosannas & Waving Flags
In this Palm Sunday Lenten blog, Dea. Richard mused – with discomfort – asks whether we are lazy when it comes to endeavouring to live into discipleship?
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent & Heroes
In this Lenten blog, Dea. Richard wrestled with what a hero might be from a Christian vantage and whether that differs from what our secular culture celebrates.
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent| Authority & Power
Following the Awards Season during Lent in 2012, Dea. Richard wonders about what we mean – as Christians seekers – in whom or in what we trust.
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent & the Burden Light
In this Lenten blog, Dea. Richard muses – following the 2012 Annual Gathering – about how thinking we ‘own’ the Good News quickly becomes a burden.
A Deacon’s Musing: Lent & the Fast
In this first 2012 Lenten blog, Dea. Richard reflects on what introducing a discipline into our lives might reveal.