is it that this next year is only next, the latest in a sequence of years, or that it’s just gotta replace the prior year, or it damn well better be different than last year? do we vote for different or replacing vs. embracingwhat came before? will this next new yearonly be new because it never … Continue reading what makes a year new or happy?
Emmanuel Buteau is back for another special “Conversations” episode of the Liminal Theology Podcast. Here Emmanuel and Jonathan Best explore contemporary issues and concerns through practical theology and liminality. In this episode, Emmanuel and Jonathan look closely at the challenge of Christmas. It begins with an exploration of “What’s next?” but swiftly turns into a … Continue reading Conversations: The Challenge of Christmas (Episode 17)
I live and work as a Chaplain in Melbourne, Australia. We have consistently been voted one of the most livable cities in the world, but 2020 has been hard on us as it has on everyone across the globe. In January our city watched in horror as an estimated 3 billion animals burned in bushfires … Continue reading All Souls and All Saints: Remembrance, Grief and Loss in 2020
Long did I travel alone, searching for some pathway through the dark. There, within the absence of everything, I encountered the boundary marking the threshold of salvation. The place signifying the eternal transition from darkness to light. And at that place, that lonely place, I heard a voice chant: “Light, light, at the edge of … Continue reading The First Light
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Colleen Warner Colaner. Colleen is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, and co-director of the Institute of Family Diversity and Communication at the University of Missouri. Her research examines how communication shapes and sustains relationships in complex, diverse, and modern family structures and experiences. Colleen is … Continue reading Colleen Colaner (Episode 14)