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Reflections on Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods Week Four

I’m currently blogging my way through the Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods experiment exploring what it means to follow Jesus when our neighbourhoods are experiencing gentrification. You can read Week Three here. This week we explored how improvement in the area of transportation contribute to gentrification. We started this week’s session by meeting at a bus stop […]

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Reflections on Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods Week Two

I’m currently blogging my way through the Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods experiment exploring what it means to follow Jesus when our neighbourhoods are experieincing gentrification. You can read Week One here. This week we explored how improvement in the area of shopping contribute to gentrification. We found ourselves getting into the heart of the experiment itself […]

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Modern Day Colonialism

There is this saying that goes along the lines of ‘History is written by the winner.’ This saying infers how stories are often told by those who hold power. To put it another way, Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957, once was attributed as saying ‘The history of a nation […]

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Play vs. Practice

I was having lunch the other day with a friend who’s a musician. He shared how he was starting to give piano lessons to youngsters as a way to supplement his income. My friend talked about how he wanted his budding young proteges to avoid piano practice and just play between their weekly lessons. Play […]

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Taking Comfort In Rituals

I was helping my daughter get ready for bed. Some days it starts with giving her a bath. But this day was not a bath night. I take off what she has been wearing for the day and change her nappy. After putting on her pajamas it is time to help her brush her teeth […]

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