Author Archives: Rob1

About Rob1

Gentleman. Farmer.

Saints among us

Thanks to a “holiday” enforced by that miserable flu/cold that’s going around, the hubbub of Christmas done; there’s not much to do but stay horizontal and medicate; a perfect opportunity to check out some recent and not so recentĀ  movies. … Continue reading

Some thoughts on chapter 9 – Sin and Salvation

I’m not able to come to the group tonight but am very interested in this topic (sin, confession, penance and redemption having very real, ritualized meaning for us “lapsed” Catholics) so am going to just leave a few thoughts here:

I loved the quote from Reinhold Neibuhr (p305 of the eBook): “…reaching back at least to Augustine, the “root sin’ is ‘pride,’ hubris, to use the Greek term. Hubris is self-centredness.” Continue reading

Community: what do “radical love” and “radically welcoming” mean for us?

I love the group and everyone in it. As we are getting to know each other better, we are becoming closer. I asked last week whether we are becoming a community and I hope we will continue to talk about … Continue reading

This week’s reading is Chapter 6 of The Heart of Christianity: Born Again – A New Heart

I’m filling in doing this blog update for our dearest Marta who has been in hospital. The whole gang of us are with you Marta in every sense (except, in my case, actually visiting:( but I will say thank you … Continue reading

Cries and Whispers – Ch. 9 (A Not So New Earth)

There was a lot of open sharing at last night’s reading group. As Rob2 said, opening oneself up and showing your vulnerability brings the group together; compassion and loving kindness flow. The conversation moved naturally from the review of what … Continue reading

Gender identity at EHP

Thank you to Rob2 for suggesting that the website homepage slideshow include a picture of the Toby Dancer stained glass window. In my mind, there’s probably not a better representation in the building of the radically welcoming Spirit at work … Continue reading

Pieces of “me”

Pieces of Me is a play on at Theatre Passe Muraille Nov. 20th through to the 30th. My friend Deon Denton wrote and is directing it. The reason I post about the play here is that I was just reading … Continue reading

Does Jesus really love me?

This is unrelated, at least directly, to the current conversations but has anyone read this book Does Jesus Really Love Me? by Jeff Chu? Heard anything about it?