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  • Brief thoughts on my post-Christian hope

    Resistance can take the form of lowering the techno-intensity of our lives. For that to matter, the here and now needs and uplift. This world, here and now, becomes the most important of all.

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  • Scrambling for high ground on both sides of the deathbed

    Even from my vantage-point, an atheist working in the realm of faith (certainly an anomaly) I get it from both sides. The unbelievers are perplexed by my engagement with the community and why I would do it, while conversations within the faith community clearly develop barriers once I ‘out’ myself.

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  • Computology Part 2: I will survive

    If computers make us lazy, careless and stupid, that’s only one part of the equation. We can respond to technology in ways that foster patience, presence and solidarity with others.

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  • Computology Part 1: Computers lessen me

    Geez editor Aiden Enns has mixed feelings about the use of technology. This is the first entry in his online journal called AmishMash, a mix of neo-luddite and pop-culture pacifist activism.

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  • 2010 Homes not 2010 Games

    Slagging on the Olympics is a good way to make people think you’re a kook. Nobody likes a party pooper, especially one at a worldwide pageantry that’s bringing 82 nations together in peaceful competition. It’s definitely not in keeping with the nebulous concept of “Olympic Spirit,” which is, let’s face it, only rich in sentiment. Nevertheless, such sentiment serves as a convenient rallying cry for corporations that stand to profit from the rapacious development of Olympic venues and public consumption of events, schwag and advertisements. It’s a feel-good moneymaker.

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  • Call for pitches: The Body Issue

    Call for pitches: The Body Issue. We all have a body. It is home to our self, the amazing site of our sensations, a piece of the material world which we alone inhabit. But if the body is uniquely ours, it is also subject to forces beyond our control, be they biological and physical - birth, growth, illness, accidents, death, and decay – or political, geographic, economic, and technological.

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  • Unmarriage

    “Unmarriage until gay marriage, no marriage until gay marriage.” That is the phrase that will chime through the streets, Feb 14th in central park. Rev. Billy and his gospel choir are at it again. This time they are inviting married couples to unmarry. Ditch the vows. Shed the rings. No marriage until all can marry.

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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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