Insight & Oversight: A Story of Blindness
Created by Al McKay on 9/3/2020 6:10:00 PM
Every person and thing we encounter has a story, but often our own story and our own filters, like beliefs and prejudices, hinder our ability to truly see others or even ourselves. A exploration of Luke 7 - Jesus Annointed by a Sinful Woman.
Coming Full Circle
Created by Bill Wong on 8/31/2020 3:14:00 PM
Once an engineer at the marine terminals in Vancouver, life came full circle for Bill Wong when he returned to the same marine terminals, but this time as a Chaplain.
Better Together: The Story of Lazarus
Created by Al & Mia McKay on 5/20/2020 3:35:00 AM
Exploring the story of an East Side Kid & the story of Lazarus. Did Jesus believe in "Better Together"?
On Thresholds of Light and Darkness
We think— sometimes naively—that it would be a better world without darkness. On one hand, God does not have anything to do with darkness, but, of course, light is the contrast to the dark.
As we grow, we develop a relationship with the physical darkness around us and become aware of spiritual darkness. We often wonder if any of God’s light can touch us there.
Dawn of New Life
After an experience with a brain aneurism, Terry experiences two different voices speaking into his experience.
A Port Chaplain's Reflections
Every day, port chaplains are reaching out to seafarers that arrive on ships to the Port of Vancouver, sharing the love of God and the Good News with them.
Is Gratitude a Virtue?
I believe having an “attitude of gratitude”, as the cliché goes, is a good character trait especially if inherent but in years past I struggled to accept it being labelled a virtue.
Virtue to my mind denoted an inherent morality that is absolute- requiring no prompting or trigger to reveal itself. Virtue, I thought, simply is. One is either, at heart, virtuous…or not.
If that is the case, gratitude would not be a virtue, as it is always predicated upon a favorable action initiated by another person, entity or circumstance.
A story years in the making. A Chaplains Story.
Looking a little like Jesus strolling down the path calling out to Zacchaeus, the Chaplain shouted up to Big Ron on his forklift. "Hey there Ron, how're things?"
Grace & Gratitude
Jesus' words, as quoted by Paul: “In everything I have shown you that by such hard work, we must help the weak and must remember the words of the Lord Jesus when he said, ‘To give is happier than to receive’” (J.B. Philips).
What does this actually look like in places like the Downtown East Side of Vancouver? How does this relate to Gratitude?
Often simple social situations give rise to awkward questions that, on the surface, seem innocent enough but, when examined more closely, actually reinforce the values of the Empire around us rather that the Kingdom of God.