Hi my name is Robert and I’m addicted to screens. How do I know this? I habitually check social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I feel phantom vibrations as I eagerly await the latest notification or text. Google is my best friend and I find it hard to answer the simplest query without consulting the all … More Screenless Sabbath
In the most recent issue of the great “culture jamming” magazine Adbusters on “Spiritual Insurrection” the great Canadian thinker, writer John Ralston Saul has some very interesting things to say about Canadian spirituality. First of all I think he pretty much nails the contemporary Canadian spiritual temperature when he says we have been forced to decide between the fale dichotomies … More Does the church have anything to offer Canadian Spirituality?
In our ongoing discussion about visioning for the church I’d like to talk about spirituality. Again spirituality is another one of those buzzwords in the church, but also outside the church as well. And I’m sure we’ve all engaged or at least overheard the debate: I’m spiritual but I’m not religious. Spirituality vs Religion. As … More Beyond Status Quo: Spirituality
I’m just back from a 4 day silent retreat at St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor NL. Retreats, especially silent retreats, are great gifts. There is a long tradition in the church of the need to get away, to retreat temporarily from the world. Just last sunday the Gospel reading told of how even … More Disconnect to Connect