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Clarion Journal
Clarion Journal (ISSN 2369-0070) is a serial publication of Fresh Wind Press, Abbotsford, BC Canada (est. 2003). Clarion explores the connection between spirituality and justice.
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I Wonder If I’ve Ever Really Understood the Gospel I’ve started a Master of Ministry at St. Stephens University. It’s a beautiful and challenging journey, and I’m just getting started. With theologians and teachers like David Moore, LA Henry, Bradley... Continue reading
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In crafting This Here Flesh, Cole Arthur Riley says she knew she wanted the book to end at liberation. And that she wanted to start at dignity, to ground people in this belief that this is a journey, something that... Continue reading
It was a shock, followed by great sadness, to have heard the news today of David’s passing. In 1989, newly hired to head the Restorative Justice work of Mennonite Central Committee Canada, I was perusing correspondence of my predecessor, Restorative... Continue reading
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The Adages of Erasmus: Philosophy, Formation, and Wisdom I can hardly say what nectar, sweet as honey, I sip from your most delightful Adages, rich source of nectar as they are, what lovely flowers of every mind I gather thence... Continue reading
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Among earth’s biological species humans are the least instinctually equipped to survive. It takes much more than a decade to give a child a fighting chance. The nascent humans and human children of our species are the most vulnerable on... Continue reading
The mystery of redemption is co-suffering love, not divine revenge in the form of a substitutionary sacrifice. The Orthodox concept of redemption may be briefly epitomized as follows. While “atonement” is not a usual Orthodox Christian term or expression, we... Continue reading
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For full details and hours: www.bettyspackman.com “This exhibition, which points to the complex connections between the Arts, Sciences, and Faith is an excellent tool to facilitate discussions about the future of creation in the context of posthumanism.” John Franklin, Executive... Continue reading
Dr. RON DART - St. Stephen's University (New Brunswick) "Resonance" Address to Graduate Studies students (around the world) in the Theology & Culture Program RON DART - Degree of Doctor of Ministry and Humanities, Honoris Causa. Hooding speech by Dr.... Continue reading
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Introduction The story of Cain and Abel is of foundational significance in many ways. It is the first act of violence, and within that, it is the first murder – specifically fratricide, it is also the first mention of blood.... Continue reading
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David Bentley Hart, YOU ARE GODS: On Nature and Supernature (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2022) – Reflection by Bradley Jersak Based solely on repetition in every one of David Bentley Hart’s books, articles, lectures, and podcasts, his most scathing... Continue reading
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“Satisfaction” is a theme that recurs in some of the key Messianic texts of the Hebrew prophets. This begs the questions, (1) who was satisfied, (2) what was being satisfied, and (3) what brought that satisfaction. Continue reading
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'Queen Mary Apocalypse’ London 14th century. "Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon—the Destroyer."(Revelation 9:11). I'm grieving Ukraine again today. After the latest news of escalating atrocities, two... Continue reading
A Jazz Evening with Readings from Merton, Hesse, Buber and Eliot. Readings by Ron Dart. Hosted by Brian Fraser Brentwood Presbyterian Church Jazzthink Continue reading
A Jazz Evening with Readings from Merton, Hesse, Buber and Eliot. Readings by Ron Dart. Hosted by Brian Fraser Brentwood Presbyterian Church Jazzthink Continue reading
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How Will You Show Up? “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). - Jesus of Nazareth It’s disconcerting when our discovery of God’s everywhere-present grace leads us to inaction in that grace,... Continue reading
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Speaking wisely of the cross. The cross means no one else has to die for the world to be made right again. Not one more person has to die to balance a scale, to ensure that we have enough of... Continue reading
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Holy Week Means No Holy War: Remembering Fr Alexander Men in the Light of Christ’s Glorious Passion Chris E.W. Green CLICK HERE to Download the PDF Fr. Alexander Men Given what is happening, and what is about to happen, in... Continue reading
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“Retribution” in Isaac the Syrian I also maintain that those who are punished in Gehenna are scourged by the scourge of love. Nay, what is so bitter and vehement as the torment of love? I mean that those who have... Continue reading
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This is Part I of Archbishop Lazar's presentation to the CEMES symposium in Thessaloniki, Greece (29 March, 2022). INTENT The intent of this paper is to explore the general background of the present invasion of Ukraine and then focus on... Continue reading
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Image by Andrew Martin (Pixabay) The Spectrum of Suffering, the Medicine of Mercy By Josh J. Valley This article is written in honour of martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the 77th year since his execution at the direct order of Adolph... Continue reading
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A TALE OF TWO LOST SONS Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”... Continue reading