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    Wrestling With God

    How can we help people reconstruct their faith? May 20, 2022 Dr. Aimee Patterson
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    Ethics Centre

    Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement of people who are leaving the evangelical church as a result of deconstructing their faith—a process that involves reflecting on which of their beliefs have been shaped by cultural, political or socio-economic values rather than the values of the kingdom of God. Through this...

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    Why are so many people deconstructing their faith? May 18, 2022 Dr. Aimee Patterson
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    Ethics Centre

    I have long appreciated theologian Walter Brueggemann’s threefold manner of considering the Psalms. Psalms of orientation offer God unmitigated praise, reflecting gratitude for lives of stability. Their voices carry a sense of confidence about their relationship with God: “The Lord is … armed with strength; indeed, the world...

  • COVID-19 and Suffering Well

    January 14, 2022 by Lindsay Reid
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    Ethics Centre

    COVID-19 and Suffering Well Part 1


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    COVID-19 and Suffering Well Part 3

  • In the Valley

    Learning to suffer with each other. March 30, 2020 by Aimee Patterson
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    Feature, Ethics Centre
    Compassion means being present with the person and grieving with them as they grieve. Lament is prayer to God uttered out of the sorrow, confusion, even anger felt in suffering.

  • Free and Equal

    Dignity is inherent; it cannot be given or taken away. October 22, 2019 by James Read and Aimee Patterson
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    Opinion & Critical Thought, Ethics Centre
    Dr. James Read, director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg, and Dr. Aimee Patterson, a Christian ethics consultant at the Ethics Centre, dig deeper into one of the Canada and Bermuda Territory’s core values: dignity.