Here in Toronto, we like to make fun of Hamilton. As I entered The Hammer today, I have to admit I was a bit envious (don’t tell). It’s a city with an active arts community, an urban core that’s starting to be renewed, and a good vibe. It kind of reminded me of the hip part of Queen Street in Toronto around the Drake. I was in town to visit Pernell at FRWY. I got a peak at their Cafe and plan on returning soon with my wife for a date. I can never talk to Pernell without getting excited about the shape that ministry can take in today’s context. The FRWY is a little off the map and it is exciting to see it develop with its own unique ethos. It seems true and right and I love what they are doing. Churches don’t have to all be cookie cutter. I got a little excited about similar things happening in Toronto. I am in central Etobicoke now but I have always had a soft spot for downtown. Who knows if that same sort of ethos might take shape here – I can only hope.