It is hard to believe that my family and I have been living in Ottawa for three months already! Our home is (almost completely) organized.
The Rev. Clarke Raymond, a former high-level staffer at the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office, is being remembered for his decades of contributions to the national church.
Is doubt just the opposite of faith? Or is it more complicated?
Spurred by a desire to leave as light a footprint as possible on God’s creation, a Manitoba couple has designed and built a completely off-grid home.
When Anne Lamott found herself, at age 31, a self-loathing drug and alcohol addict, it was the idea of “radical self-love,” as expressed by Henri Nouwen and writers like him, that allowed her to turn a corner on her life, the 62-year-old American writer told a Toronto audience last week.
For many centuries,the church has considered itself the religious aspect of the larger society. Entrance in the church was entrance into society and vice versa. Everyone was to live in harmony with the larger pattern of life in what was thought to be a Christian society. Fitting in with the expectations of civil society was an unquestioned norm. This approach reached its height, it would seem, in the 1950s, the last great period of growth and influence for the church in North America.
When it comes to hospitality events at General Synod this July, diversity will be the overriding theme, an organizer says.
“I looked at the sky,” said a young man as he pointed his iPhone in the direction of a wall of flames, ominously challenging easy escape from Fort McMurray, Alta. “It was like Armageddon.”
For Sandi Austin, the attraction of becoming an oblate was more than the idea of living life by a rule.