Category: Music

Pam Rocker with black t-shirt which reads "It's all fun and gay until someones loses their rights."

Pride Month Feature: Pam Rocker

Iā€™m excited to introduce to you fellow sojourner on this journey call life, Pam Rocker. Pam has dedicated herself to dwelling in the messy in-between of faith communities and the LGBTQ2S+ community. Name: Pam Rocker Pronoun: she/hers   Raised in a conservative Christian evangelical home, Pam originally planned to become a missionary. The reality of her sexual orientation coupled with…

Hurt People Hurt People

Hurt people hurt people, as the saying goes. A wounded person lashes out, does damage, causes harm; casualties are likewise wounded, and cycles begin. Seeds of oppression and violence are sown. What if we framed our lenses to see our aggressors as hurt people? Here is Ann Vriend’s song “Hurt People Hurt People”. Talented musical artist from our own Edmonton,…

Song of Life

It’s another day of hitting the ground running. Making connections, contacts, finding space for a huge shipment of food, hearing horror stories, & making backup plan after backup plan. Lac La Biche has been amazing. During one of the worst crises Alberta has ever seen, the County has facilitated a tremendous relief effort. And who can forget the forest firefighters?…

He’s Heavy Because He’s My Brother: Thoughts on Loving The Critics

It’s inevitable. No matter what we believe or what we stand for, someone will invariably disagree with us. Sometimes it’s over petty life stuff. Obviously the correct way to replace the toilet paper roll is OVER — it’s just common sense — but there are strange folks out there who think that the proper way to replace the roll us…

Wind, Wind on the Sea

I skyped with my spiritual director today. Thank God for face time technology that allows us peasants in remote areas to access supports and friends in urban centres! It doesn’t trump physical face-to-face meetings, but it makes so many things possible that weren’t possible before (my degree?). šŸ™‚ We chatted about a few things, one of them being this persistent…