I've always written because doing so helps me focus my perspective on what I'm reading, experiencing, feeling. whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine. And it seems that Barrett is doing her best to avoid honest and direct answers to the questions presented to her, which is sad given her conservative Christian values. I also appreciate those who understand the importance of considering the wide-ranging implications of CRISPR. Ah well. They were huge at the time, and Bono jetted about for the cause as both a music star and a Christian. In the midst of our struggles with COVID-19 we need to be mindful of those whose situations are even more desperate. Join Facebook to connect with David Mundy and others you may know. There are a small number of Indigenous boats which are catching lobsters outside of what the DFO has established as the season. . Perhaps it's too harsh to label the candidate as Amy Phoney Barrett, but I can't say I'm impressed by her approach. Timothy kindly sent me a small version of the sculpture which I have in my study at home. This blog is more public but contains his personal musings and reflections on the world, through the lens of his Christian faith. But if there are not sufficient means to recover it, what was sold shall remain with the purchaser until the year of jubilee; in the jubilee it shall be released, and the property shall be returned. In my reading I've worked my way through two excellent books by Isabel Wilkerson, the latest being Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The statue has been recast a number of times and can be found in places around the world, including the Vatican. Paying Attention to Medical Assistance in Dying, Cosmic Faith & The Nobel Prize for Physics, The Profound Loss of a Child, Public or Private. The challenge I often face is coalescing thoughts about complex subjects in a few paragraphs. Cole focuses on a year in his life, 2017, and describes, month by month, the realities of racism in "Toronto the Good" and beyond, and how he was involved in responding. Will governments be up to the task, and will there be international cooperation? So we opted for a day at the seaside and visited Whitby where the forecast promised sunshine. Obituary. This is a reference to the biblical notion of jubilee, the forgiveness of debt every 50 years. Some would argue that there isn't a whole lot that's worthwhile in the Hebrew Scripture book called Leviticus but this is where we first find the extensive instructions for a Jubilee year in chapter 25. Yesterday I finished The Skin We're In by Toronto journalist and activist, Desmond Cole. And Cole is blunt, unrelenting, to the extent that other Black people have suggested that he take the edge off his rhetoric and activity so that he isn't alienating potential allies. It's been pointed out that what the Mikmaq fishers are taking is a very small percentage of the annual catch for south-western Nova Scotia. Now you're getting a picture of the dark side! I have her book and we've exchanged messages about what is unfolding. When Indigenous peoples protest or assert legal and treaty rights it often elicits anger and calls for heavy-handed responses. It opens the way for the alteration of defective genes which cause life-threatening diseases. When the Indigenous protests in solidarity with the Wetsueten people of British Columbia developed earlier this year I heard white Christians suggest that the War Measures Act be invoked and the military sent in. When Indigenous peoples protest or assert legal and treaty rights it often elicits anger and calls for heavy-handed responses. We truly need a 2020 Jubilee vision. Will communities of faith get involved in asking the appropriate questions from a moral and ethical standpoint, and will anyone listen? His feet protrude from his blanket and his bare feet are pierced by nail-holes, reminders of the crucifixion. This field is often described with acronym CRISPR, which is stands for "clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.". During the past week I've wanted to reflect on the awarding of a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.but it's hard to know how to begin, and end, and fill in the important part in between. Several years ago Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz, created a life-sized image of Jesus as a homeless man, reclining on a bench. It is also a specific petition of what we call The Lord's Prayer: "forgive us our debts, as we have also forgiven our debtors" -- even though we say "trespasses"in our United Church tradition. While Charpentier and Doudna should be lauded for their achievement, there is the possibility that unscrupulous scientists will monetize this technology without consideration for the ethics of doing so. He is a devout Christian, a Roman Catholic, and it was deeply meaningful that he met Pope Francis at the Vatican when the first, smaller version of his work was blessed by the pontiff. Will governments be up to the task, and will there be international cooperation? Follow his Creation Blog, Groundling (groundlingearthyheavenly.blogspot.ca) and Mini Me blog (aka Twitter) @lionlambstp.