Silence is something like one’s good health. It is most prized when abruptly taken away, most cherished when suddenly recovered, when, as with the rush of light, we suddenly realize that we have been deprived of it for a long time. Then as it returns, a wealth of rediscovered feelings comes with it. Silence begins as something external and it becomes a state of being.
A number of years ago I watched a television tribute to Bob Hope. Many different people who had played a significant role in his life took the microphone and sang back to Bob a verse of his signature tune, “Thanks for the Memories.”
The other day, as I sat in the barber’s chair, I couldn’t help thinking how wonderfully strange it was. There I was, sitting in this shop surrounded by machismo and boasting, listening to testosterone-fuelled music, and all the while engaged in a deep conversation with my barber about Jesus.
You won’t find much in the way of backpacking stories in Backpacking through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity. ... But what you will find in the book are the impressions, insights,
learnings and questions of Jesse Zink, a young Anglican
"My dad has become a great rector’s wife,” I remember saying in a
sociology of religion class 20 years ago at the University of Toronto. I
said it to get a laugh, but also because it was true. We were talking
about the role of clergy in different world religions, and the
discussion had turned to the unwritten assumptions of what a clergy
person brings to a community.
On April 23, 2014, near his home on Siksika First Nation, we laid to
rest my adopted brother and friend, the Rev. Mervin Natowohki (“Holy
On June 4, I will be in Kingfisher Lake
in northern Ontario for the inauguration of a new diocese. This occasion
fulfills a vision of a deeply loved and highly respected elder, The
Rev. William Winter. It had been revealed to him that some day there
would be a truly indigenous church with leadership from among his own
In his book A Walk in Jerusalem, John Peterson writes: “No road
in the Holy Land has been more travelled than the Way of the Cross in
Jerusalem. It is an ecumenical phenomenon and never more so than today.”
Music was a deeply formative part of my adolescence. Along with Bible
reading and daily prayer, my Christian music collection was incredibly
meaningful to me. Audio Adrenaline, Amy Grant, DC Talk, Michael W.
Smith, Petra and White Cross were just some of the bands in my
Movies can entertain, inspire, make connections or pose questions. Heaven Is for Real is a Christian drama that covers all of these.