Friday, November 30, 2007


"Freezing" outside the Connexion were about two dozen people. Myself from SCF and others from around Sheridan in various programs.

It was a blast - partly because there were privileges not shared by most homeless people (pizza, candy and hot chocolate).

I slept for about four hours while waking up every 30 minutes throughout - and although I was warm inside the tent before I fell asleep, assuredly it was not so soon after.

That morning I was considerably more happy to have such things as hot running water, indoor heating, shelter and warm winter clothes. It is a strange sensation to all of a sudden appreciate what I have everyday.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Freeze to Feed

Demonstrate your moral disconcertment with Homelessness in the GTA. With Sheridan's Student Union and the student body, we are spending the night (or as much as you are willing) outdoors of Sheridan College in protest against poverty that keeps people on the streets. This is chance show others outside our little club that we care about social justice. It is a chance to experience sympathy and understanding for those without shelter and it's a chance to be community with others for a common purpose.

Bring your tents, sleeping bags and extra sweater for yourself and one to donate. Donations are recommended - whether canned food or monetary or clothes.

The night officially starts at 7pm but we will meet as usual in C209 at 6:30 before joining. There are planned activities and games by the Student Union.

Contact Caitlin for details -

Monday, November 19, 2007

Murder in our College

Jesus Christ provided his students with a principle on murder in the gospel of Matthew. We commit murder when we harbour anger and contempt towards others in a way that pushes them outside our reach of love. In this way we treat those as if they were dead and in essence murder them to ourselves.

How can we, who are learning from Jesus, pinpoint our own actions of murder and reverse the cycle of death and start actively bringing life to those who we neglect and perhaps are neglected by a larger portion of our society?

Luke 10: 25-37 Jesus tells a story about the moral upstanding conservatives who neglect the pain and suffering of a Jewish man, who in this story is laying on the road, inflicted with physical wounds. These men exemplify what it is like not to love their neighbours. However, the Jewish man is rescued, but by a Samaritan (a half-jew, held in contempt by most Jews, who would likely reciprocate that attitude).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The latest

Tonight's discussion explored the irreligious teachings of Jesus from 2000 years ago. Running with this concept we discussed how Christians can be non-religious but yet still fully committed to the claims and person of Jesus. This means putting a relationship before the list of do's and don'ts. This means disregarding denominational barriers, this means looking past the methods and programs that are instituted to help us worship God and focus on God himself.

We finished the night unresolved on some way following Jesus may affect our behaviour, but next's week discussion will dig into a specific teaching of Christ which is now counter-cultural and may require a shift of mentality and radical changes of behaviour. It's time to figure out how living like Jesus will make us different, better and perhaps out of place.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Responding to the End of Religion

About 60-70 Sheridan students came out to listen to Bruxy Cavey's talk about "The END of RELIGION." this past Tuesday night. SCF is happy to have had the priviledge to host an event to listen and discuss the irreligious message of Jesus Christ.

For those who didn't get a chance to come out, or need a recap, Bruxy introduced the idea that the written and accounted message and life of Jesus was counter-institutional and COUNTER-RELIGIOUS. Jesus taught an approach to life with God that didn't involve rules and law to be our guide. It is guided by a love and relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

A video and audio recording was made and can be gotten upon request: it will be ready in December.

Sheridan's Christian group on campus (SCF) will be doing a FOLLOWUP to discuss points raised in Bruxy's talk and his book. Everyone is welcome. Every Tuesday, 6:30pm in C209.

Bruxy will be starting a series of talks called, "THE GOD DEBATE" this Sunday, which will continue over the course of the next five weeks. You can check out this website for details regarding his series- -and to check out other series that he mentioned during his talk this Tuesday - "When Darkness Falls" (on the history of the Church) and "The Irreligious Christ." The website will have info on Location, Times and anything else.

Any QUESTIONS can be left here at this blogspot - or emailed to us:


I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The End of Religion

Bruxy Cavey, the author of THE END OF RELIGION, is speaking at Sheridan this Tuesday, 7pm in J102.

He will be talking about Jesus Christ's role in overturning religion 2000 years ago and how the principles he taught can be used today to change our world perspective and consequently the world we live in.

There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Small Group

Christian Faith and Art will meet as usual today in C209 at 6:30.

The FOLLOWING WEEK there will be guest speaker named Jim Paterson, an artist from Oakville, who'll be talking to us about his own art work and faith. He'll be taking those who want, on a tour of his studios and then dinner afterwards. Should be lots of fun.