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Unmasking anxiety in pandemic times

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 4:37 PM

Face2Face conversation panel discusses what to notice and how to see during COVID-19

How might COVID-19 invite us to think about the lenses through which we understand the world? Is it possible that this shared pandemic experience can offer new perspectives not only filled with grief, loss, and anxiety?

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Face2Face | Seeing Through the Pandemic: The Art of Noticing (video)

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 10:00 PM

COVID-19 focuses our daily attention on physical distancing, sanitization and hygiene, masks, ventilation systems, maximum space capacities, infection, testing, self-isolation...and more. At times, COVID-19 leaves us feeling anxious and forces us to confront life's fragility. COVID-19 also invites us to think about what we notice and how we see.

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Face2Face | Us and Them: How did we become so polarized? (video)

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 11:00 PM

Increasingly, public discourse is characterized by divisions between people and groups who see and understand the world differently. It is common for us to witness polarized speech played out in political spheres, in cultural 'us and them' assumptions, in urban-rural divides, and in the life of the church. This dynamic exerts a powerful effect on many of us, whatever our political or theological stripe. Building relationships of meaning and trust amongst people who see our world through vastly different lenses feels increasingly rare.

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Winnipeg’s meth crisis: community-based responses needed NOW

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6:45 PM

The drug methamphetamine is running rampant in Winnipeg and it affects everyone, from families to workplaces to public spaces. The city urgently needs community-based action, and several organizations are uniting to bring it about.

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Face2Face | The Bible Tells Me So... Doesn't It? (video)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

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Questions for Conversation

  • Where have you come from? What assumptions and convictions has your church tradition given you to understand the role of the Bible in the life of faith? How have (or do) these assumptions and convictions shaped your faith experience?
  • Where are you now? What issues or challenges have your church's assumptions and convictions about Scripture opened for you? Where and how has it been hard for you to understand Scripture as the authority you thought it ought to be? What questions do you have about interpreting Scripture?
  • Where do you find hope? What keeps you committed to reading the Bible? Where do you find delight in your interaction with the Bible? What spiritual, intellectual and communal practices do you think are vital to healthy engagement with Scripture?

Context

Scripture is an ancient, huge, seemingly messy archive of God's ongoing relationship with people. To discern it well we need communities alive to the Spirit and to one another. What responsibilities must we take seriously if we want to read and understand Scripture well? What does it mean to approach the Bible with deep humility and grant it authority in our lives? How can the Bible be a resource to bind and heal rather than separate us as individuals and churches?

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Our need for weed? Sparking Conversations in the Church and Community (video)

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

By July 1, 2018 Canada's federal government is committed to implement the legalized production, sale, and recreational consumption of marijuana. As our churches and communities confront this new reality, we invite you to join a conversation that broadens awareness, explores questions, and discerns ways forward.

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