All posts by Keith Nunn

Musician, bartender, lover, activist, theologian, athiest, feminist, queerish, generally earnest and troublesome individual.

We’re Hiring! – Worship and Pastoral Care Coordinator

Church of the Holy Trinity is looking for a priest to join our our community. Please share through your networks.

Job Posting- Worship and Pastoral Care Coordinator

Full-time, includes housing allowance, 2 year renewable contract

Grounded in a history of social justice and hospitality, open to Spirit and creativity, mindful of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and unwilling to settle for easy answers — the community of the Church of the Holy Trinity has always had a heart for the city in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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RCMP out of Wet’suwet’en

Friday February 7, 2020

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

In solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en, and in defense of indigenous sovereignty across Canada, we call upon the government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to immediately cease their occupation, arrests, and trespassing on Wet’suwet’en sovereign territory.

At Holy Trinity, we have tried, as an urban community, to do what we can for true reconciliation and renewal of relationship. Our Anglican denomination has taken responsibility for the harms to indigenous people of which it has been a part. We wish to believe the government of Canada when you spoke in response to the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And yet, you seem intent on continuing to aggressively support the destruction of indigenous communities and sovereignty. This must stop.

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Darkness and Light

Striving to live fully in all the pieces and places we are

Light and dark are often set up as the primary dualism or binary in our lives. And yet we desperately need both and all the space in between.

Our future as a community lies not in dualism, but in embracing ambiguity and multiplicity.
We can set boundaries and then transcend them.
We can revere the past and let it go.
We can be fearful of the future and thrilled at possibility.
We can love and be annoyed by the same people.
We can be energized by ideas and exhausted by their implications.
We can fear the dark and still need the rest it brings,
We can exult in the light, but be too dazzled to act.

Let us take 5 minutes in this gentle candlelight to personally reflect on the readings I offered today:

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STAR: Homeless memorial records 995th name as city committee debates new housing action plan

Toronto Star: Homeless memorial records 995th name as city committee debates new housing action plan

Darlene Stimson spoke with anger and grief, standing at the base of the church steps, of the many systems who failed her loving and trusting son.

“He never let illness or pain get in the way of being the most generous human being I have ever known,” said Stimson, about the six-foot-tall man who loved wrestling and karaoke and who, because of early health challenges, viewed much of the world through the eyes of 12-year-old child.

“In the end, while it was a respiratory infection that resulted in Adam’s death, the proximate cause was a social safety net that let him down.”