Shattered Trust

The United Church, I am repeatedly reminded, is a Concillar body - governed by various kinds of ‘courts’ which, I am assured, are not hierarchical.

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Helping the Atheist

One of our great concerns in our faith in Jesus Christ is to love our neighbour - even, should we have any, our enemies. Somewhere between neighbours and enemies perhaps, our opponents are included.  By failing to discipline Gretta Vosper we have failed to love one, and perhaps many, of our opponents.

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Sleepers Awake: Two

Sometimes it is eerie silence that calls someone out of deep sleep. No birds, no wind,  no whispered conversations from another room. Silence itself can be a warning that things are worse than you knew. Here it is, 2019, fully two months since the “United” “Church” of Canada, through Toronto Conference, refused to discipline an “Ordained” “Minister” for proclaiming atheism in the place of faith. Go to West Hill “United” “Church” and you will hear the sounds of silence: no Scripture, no hymns, no prayers.

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Office of Vocation: Job One

I just got a mailing from the Newly established Office of Vocation in the Untied Corp of Canada (AKA The “United” “Church” of Canada, or “the organisation formerly known as Church”) describing its formation, structure and responsibilities. Even before reading it, I knew that it has one duty that must come before all others. It’s got to find a better name.

We can’t keep calling it the Office of Vocation, because Vocation means ‘calling’ and requires that the persons under their supervision are called by God

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