Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content at the RNS Archives website.

In thin places, the conversation with God that we call prayer comes a little more easily. In thin places, there is a gentle invitation to relax into love and generativity and peace. In thin places, as a wise old friend once said, there is a burning bush around every corner.

Categories: Beliefs


Tags: ,

Martin Elfert

Martin Elfert

The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which the Divine was at work in the world. Shortly thereafter, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination.


  1. The main place people need to be is the Word of God! Romans 1:18-25 says
    God made it clear He is real through creation and we can Trust Him also
    because of Bible prophecy that came true wtih 100% detail/accuracy so
    we know that Jesus is who He claims to be which is the Messiah/only way to
    heaven! Ephesians 5:18 says don’t get drunk and 1 Corinthians 6:10 says
    all drunkards go to hell but most don’t know because many people don’t
    read the Bible and most “preachers” seem to only want to talk about their
    book or gay marriage and abortion. Bible says man shall perish because
    of their lack of knowledge and examine yourself to see if you are in the
    faith so that means we must do our part and Repent/remain in the faith!
    Bible says Repent and believe the Gospel to be saved but today people
    seem to leave out the Repenting part. Gossip,gambling/greed,being mean,
    sharp tongues,coveting,haters/jealousy,fornicaters in any form and getting
    drunk in any form are all sins that get swept under the rug. The wine that
    Jesus made was from the fruit of the vine/new wine/diluted and the Bible
    says don’t get drunk on strong wine so people who get drunk with wine
    are also wrong! People today seem to forget that Jesus said many will say
    to Me Lord,Lord and not enter heaven and also Jesus said you are one
    of Mine only if continue in My teachings/follow Me! We must Repent/follow!

    • Sorry Karla, perhaps you misunderstood his question. You response offers nothing to his question…..
      Bugger my response if you will but my thin line is an animals eyes I have rescued that connects with mine and I pick maggots fleas, rehydrate and slowly feed them help them survive and thrive—–and we-the animal and I know the connection-THANK YOU.