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  • Have questions about the church?

    Have questions about the church? I know I do. Is the church really living up to the example Jesus gave? I don’t have all the answers, heck no one has all the answers. But a good starting point is to start talking about it. Roy Peters, a friend of Geez, is doing just that. Read on to hear some of his thoughts on church.

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  • Happiness: the opiate of the masses

    So, what do you do?” As a late twenty-something I get asked this question by the load. I always infer that the questioner wants me to divulge something beyond, I exist or I make peanut butter sandwiches before bed. They’re after my profession – my remunerative contribution to society, which is a giant window into my identity as a person.

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  • Welcome Chris Paetkau

    I’m pleased to welcome a new editorial intern, Chris Paetkau, to the Geez pool of workers. He’s in his final year in the Creative Communications program at Red River Community College. A freelance writer and resident of Winnipeg, he said he’s currently working on his “first rhyming novella.”

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  • Something about connectedness…

    When I was in the Geez office a couple of weeks ago I asked Aiden why he was a vegetarian. His answer included nutrition, compassion and something about connectedness. It got me thinking about eating meat. The more I thought about it the more my chicken drumstick became unappetizing. Meat was grossing me out and I grew up on a cattle farm. What would my parents say?

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  • Interrupted

    All I wanted to do was get some groceries, a bite to eat and then head back to the Geez office for a board meeting. I had conquered the grocery-getting and was working on satisfying the rumbling in my stomach when my oh-so-simple plan was interrupted.

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  • Debate about Christmas and shopping

    This Saturday at Aqua Books, 7:30, I’m “debating” the topic of Christmas celebrations and shopping with “Mr. Christmas” Gerry Bowler as part of the Idea Exchange series, coordinated by Jamie Howison and St. Benedict’s table.

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  • Call for pitches: Work that enslaves, work that liberates

    Usually I just send my call for pitches (see below) to writers and artists. I thought readers might want to know what’s coming down the editorial pipe, so read on to see what we’re up to.

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  • Shop no more

    The annual peak of consumerism is just around the corner - Black Friday. So what shall we do? Will we shop till our feet are purple and our credit cards worn thin? No! Will our stack of presents this Christmas be taller than our Christmas tree? No! Will we still be paying back our shopping debt a year from now? No!

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  • Simple Church

    I grew up going to a church that was a renovated mechanic shop with a congregation of about 60 people (on a good day). No one ever had the name tag, “greeter” because everyone said hi to everyone. Growing up, I often dreamed of going to a “cool” church, thinking that my small country church was so lame. Now that I have been a part of some bigger churches and seen a number of other ways of doing church I am beginning to think maybe my church was not so bad after all.

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  • Where in the world is Aiden Enns?

    Aiden, our Geez editor, has taken flight! He is off in Cincinnati Ohio at the CCDA National Conference learning about simplicity, subversion, solidarity, synergy and symphony.

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