Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: activism

Part 8 – Martin Luther King Jr.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR (1929 – 1968)   Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history. King attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he was said to be a precocious student. He skipped the ninth and eleventh […]

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Not for myself alone: part 1

If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. Mark 8:35 NLT   In 1993 I wrote an article for the Vancouver Sun about being a patient at Riverview […]

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Beyond imagination – fighting injustice

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  (May 15, 2013) God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG) That is so very true! […]

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Out of our brokenness

LIVING MEMORIES  221  (February 6, 2009) As part of a series about building a life that matters the pastor spoke about how, when our heart breaks about something, God is telling us to do something about it. Even before God gives us a vision he has been working in our life, preparing us. If we […]

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What do you live for?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  220 (February 3, 2009) Our pastor delivered a series of sermons in February 2009 that inspired me. He asked if we were ever moved by something – gripped by something that bothered us so deeply that we wanted to do something about it. Or are our lives too busy – too self-centered […]

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Take my life – living with borderline

  Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1   Strange: Only yesterday I emailed one of our worship leaders with a wish to sing a favourite hymn. It was […]

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