At Watershed, emerging from a life set apart,
we’re now asking what it would mean for us to engage with the
world. Listening for our call to serve God authentically, and seeking
to learn from others, we have looked to both modern stories of vocation
as reflected through current movies and the historically significant
vocation of Martin Luther. Our responses to these movies and study of
Luther’s theology are included in this edition. We also include
reflections on our experiments in listening to God’s call and
venturing out in the world through attending conferences, chaperoning
students and participating in an Ignatian workshop.
Linda Tiessen Wiebe reviews Ponette, a movie in which a child's grappling with her mother’s death teaches us what it means to call on God and be heard; and Koyaanisqatsi, a movie that explores the covenantal relationship of absolute dependence on an intimate relationship with God.
Applying Luke's banquet parable to the movie The Bay of Love and Sorrows, Arthur Paul Patterson challenges our ideas of who is worthy to celebrate the kingdom.
In his response to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur Paul Patterson explores two paths: logic/development and love/forgiveness and their roles in our world's healing.
Bev Patterson’s response to The Chumscrubber challenges us to ask: Are we really listening to life; are we really alive?
In The Luther Diaries, Arthur Paul Patterson learns from Luther about the development of faith, how to interpret scripture and what is justification by faith.
Reflecting on a high school-sponsored trip to Quebec City, Lorna Derksen retraces the Journey of Service.
Lydia Penner shares Poems of the Everyday inspired by both Watershed’s worship experiences and course studies.
Also In This Edition
A weekend workshop on viewing movies through the lens of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises prompts Lyle Penner to deepen our favourite pastime.
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