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Death, Where is Your Sting?

Death, Where is Your Bling? A strategy for dealing with death is seen in the newest piece of art by the British artist Damien Hirst. A few years ago, he unveiled his masterpiece—a diamond-encrusted platinum cast of a human skull priced at $98 million. The skull, cast from a 35-year-old 18th-century... Read More  

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To Read.. or Not to Read

A number of people ask me about what books they can read to become familiar with the type of community Metro is, what issues we face; what the Biblical responses are to poverty, addiction, homelessness, and injustice among others...So I went through my bookshelf and began to put together a decent but not... Read More  

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New Doc - St James Drop in in Montreal

Since October 1985, the St-James Drop-In Centre on the third floor of St. James United Church in Montreal has catered to people dealing with issues related to homelessness, mental illness and addiction.As a community - Metro are connected with St James through the StreetLevel National network. Be sure to check... Read More  

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Eve thoughts

Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.Nice verse.. so what? We all know Adam named Eve, we have heard the story many times over. He also named all the animals(2:19) and no suitable helper was found for him. Adam falls asleep courtesy of God  and He does... Read More  

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One Another

Here at Metro we are learning to be a “One another”  community.    There are many “One another” verses in the Bible.   It is such an important concept to our Heavenly Father and to His Son, Jesus.  John 17 is full of verses about the need to love each... Read More  

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Who's Perfect?

Some of us at Metro have come from a place of putting on the “all together,”  “life is perfect” face.  Some of us have practiced it for a long time in our more traditional church mode.   I’m talking about me, Janet, who grew up thinking that I had to do all... Read More  

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Battlefield of the Mind

Where the mind goes the man is sure to followFill it with Gods word cause the devil likes it hollowHell question your faith to our god above,put lies in our mindz of who we really love Then when times of trails plague us he will appear persistent, resistant be we must beinsistent just like our brother Job taught... Read More  

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Being Childlike

<Matt 18:1-5 (The MSG) says:    “The disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s Kingdom?”  For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that... Read More  

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Marinate in That!

A few days ago, a group of well-meaning teenagers from a church in the city, came downtown and ‘tagged’ the streets, pavements, walls and the surrounding areas that our community would ‘hang out’ in – with chalk messages of hope. The next day, as I approached Metro Central, I had... Read More  

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Kingdom Garden

Posted By: Alyssa FarrWritten By: Joy RichardsonOutside my house, a clump of snowdrops have bravely peeped their heads through the frozen earth. They are an exciting reminder that spring is just around the corner and new life is about to burst from the ground, blessing us with beauty and sustenance. At Metro... Read More