BOB JONES

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Life Formation

RACE IN AMERICA: HOLY POST

In early June 2020, Phil Vischer, creator of “VeggieTales” and voice of Bob the Tomato, posted a video called “Race in America” that attempts to answer the question: “Why are people so angry?” In the video he asks viewers to do one thing. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 28, 2020
Life Stories

BRING THE MICHAELS HOME

I do not know Michael Kovrig or Michael Spavor but they are Canadians and they desperately need help. I can’t help everyone, but I go on record as standing up for the Michaels. So can you. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 24, 2020
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WHEN YOU’RE CALLED A MUTT: RACISM

"Where you from?" asked the lady that I was checking in at the front desk a few years ago. I gave the usual explanation of being a mix of French Canadian, Black Canadian, Metis, and Scandanavian, which I understand is a mix that's not that common. The look I got was a slight look of disgust. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 21, 2020
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2020: WILL THE PIECES GO BACK TOGETHER AGAIN?

For the year 2020, I selected “Shalom” as my theme word. Shalom commonly brings to mind the idea of peace. 2020 is not even half over and it has been anything but peaceful.  In fact, the world is falling to pieces and all bets are off if the king’s men and the king’s horses can put the pieces back together again. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 18, 2020
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WHEN YOU’RE CALLED OUT TO SPEAK UP

This week I got called out by someone in our black community to speak up as a leader on #blacklivesmatter. I was a little taken back because I wanted to remain in a posture of listening and learning. I am bravely stepping out to do what I can to lean into hard conversations presently. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 13, 2020
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IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Thousands of police officers from across Canada and around the world marched through the streets of downtown Edmonton to honour Cst. Daniel Woodall of the Edmonton Police Service, a husband and father of two, slain in the line of duty. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 11, 2020
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A CITY TURNS BLUE

Claire Woodall was aware something bad was going down on Monday night, June 8th in Edmonton’s Callingwood neighbourhood. She was tuned in not only because of her employment at a local Edmonton radio station, but her husband Daniel was on duty that night with the Edmonton Police Service. He was working in Callingwood. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 10, 2020
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IN THE LIGHT OF RACIAL JUSTICE

COVID restrictions are loosened in Alberta and believers are re-gathering in churches. The biggest concerns appear to be over being asked not to sing, hug as fellowship, and wear masks. We’ve learned a lot in isolation but what if God reserved our most important lesson for now? (more…)
Bob Jones
June 7, 2020
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KINGDOM NORMAL WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

The last six days have been anguished. George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis by a peace officer entrusted with upholding the law and the resulting riots have set America ablaze. Add to that the devastation on so many levels of a worldwide COVID pandemic and it’s not unexpected to feel a magnified sense of despair. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 31, 2020