Category: thin spaces

Stonehenge on a bright sunny day with text against a blue sky that reads: "Sunlight, firelight, heat, flame - they last for a miniature eternity, piercing through all darkness bringing healing, illumination, and life."

Sacred Fire: Letting Go on the Summer Solstice

It’s time again for the summer solstice — Litha, Alban Heruin, Midsummer. The axial tilt of our earth is the nearest to the sun as it will ever be during the entire year. In Celtic lore, the four albans mark the two solstices as well as the two equinox days. Alban Heruin marks the celebration of the peak of summer…

The Unspoken Sacrament

“Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” (Mark 9:7) Sacraments are those wondrously mundane visible acts of inward grace. For some of us there are seven; for others there are two; and for some there are none. In trying to understand how the sacraments intersect with…

Reason To Get Up In The Morning

I haven’t had a break in nearly eight months. Last year I dove into full-time seminary studies as well as full-time work. The overtime I’d banked from working during the Fort McMurray fire evacuation allowed me that. It wasn’t the ideal decision, but it was the most expedient one. I made sure, however, that I had no classes during December…

Siren Song

I knew it was coming. I prepared myself for the upheaval. Then it happened. And I felt myself tumbling down the coldest kind of rabbit hole. And the tumbling has not stopped. All seminarians at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon are required to complete one basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at an approved hospital site. Since approved hospitals are…