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Touchstone is a loosely linked community focused on offering, encouraging and teaching friendship in Christ to leaders in the business, political, arts and spiritual marketplaces.

 
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November 24, 2014
It was Saturday morning at a Muskoka cottage. Six of us were on the last morning of a retreat that began Thursday afternoon. I invited the group to sit in silence for as long as was comfortable and when it seemed right, someone could break the silence by...
November 17, 2014
If you were a comedy writer, you’d be hard pressed to match some scenes from Jesus’ life for their biting irony. One Sabbath at synagogue Jesus encountered a woman hunched over with arthritis and said, “Dear woman let me free you”. An angry...
November 10, 2014
Son Luke sent me a link to the 1941 Crash Log for Royal Air Force Davidstow Moor airfield. The entry dated 11/06/1941 at 1300hrs gave me a new and stark view of my Uncle Norman’s death; the remains of a Bristol Blenheim IV V5933 PZ-U of 53 Squadron...
November 3, 2014
“‘Love your neighbour’ is easy to say but challenging to apply in settings where there are competing agendas”.  I have been chewing on this idea bone for the last week.  The thought came from Jake, a 30 year old bright light on the leadership...
October 27, 2014
Four men are dead – two victims of attack and two perpetrators. Their stories are tangled in twisted thinking about the military, religion and moral crusades. In our collective grief, we also strain to understand what twists young minds to these actions...