Relationship Status: Committed to God

This past Friday I spent the day at a family wedding. Aside from having a blast with all the cousins, aunts and uncles that an Irish family provides, I was also left reflecting on the idea of “relationship” during my twelve hours of travel the next day. Now, my reflections may be full of heresies,…

The already and not yet

When studying Mark 6:14-29 with my colleagues last week we discussed a variety of things related to the text. Such as John’s word of reproof to Herod regarding his marriage to Herodias (18), Herod’s decision to have John the baptist or the baptizer beheaded (even though he respected, rather feared, and protected him – see verse 20),…

John the Baptist: A True Trendsetter

This week in class we discussed the beheading of John the Baptist and how Herod kept his word in giving his daughter whatever she were to ask for. Though much was discussed in this conversation what really stuck with me was the brief portion of our discussion that was directed toward Herod’s fears. There were…

A glimpse of hope

Last Wednesday, we did our first case study. One of the handouts we received mentioned that a case study arises out of an experience of mission or preparation for mission which raises issues for an individual. Equally a good case study is when one finds a concrete and specific experience, something that happened, as a…

Where have all the polymaths gone?

The other day with the other interns, we had the very privileged experience of sitting down with a most well-read Anglican thinker. The symbols were brought to life by him and scripture could be recited at will. He was aware of all the church’s facets, its symbols and minutiae. It was all lost on me,…

Stumbling Blocks are Humbling Lessons

I am writing this reflection at the end of our fourth week of the MMI. An entire month has gone by; a month that has brought more questions than answers – as any good theological journey should – and a time that has been systematically structured to induce constant personal reflection. That being said, when…

1st Reflection by Amos Bohoussou

Last week we studied and discussed about John 20:19-29. This passage is where the resurrected Jesus appears before his disciples on Easter Sunday. We also see how Thomas behaves before and after seeing Jesus. Verses 19-20 state, ”On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked…

Introduction to Montreal Mission Intern Nicolas Oligny

  I’m Nick. I was born and raised in Montreal. As an artist, my work is mainly interested in the links between different forms of figuration and consciousness (how do we read stick figures differently from a portrait of the Queen) and the constructs that define communities. My experience with the art world, especially the practice of dissecting socio-cultural constructs, has…

Benjamin Stuchbery

My name is Benjamin Stuchbery. I was born in Montreal but grew up in British Columbia living in such diverse places as Vancouver, Squamish and Penticton! I was raised in the Anglican Church – my father being an Anglican priest – and that much about me has not changed much! The past two years I…