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  • Words of hope and courage

    Words of hope and courage
    Yesterday, I received this on Facebook from a friend. She says, in so few words, that which so many of us struggle to say with many:
    by Mark MacDonald
    Posted January, 23 2015
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  • Devotions for Christian unity

    Devotions for Christian unity

     
    The subtitle says it all: Prayer and reflection texts for Christian reconciliation and unity. This collection of private and corporate devotion gathers resources from across the whole spectrum of Christianity from every age—Roman Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox through United, Baptist, Pentecostal. It carries the endorsement of Christian leaders from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, home of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

    by William Portman
    Posted January, 20 2015
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  • The unfinished story

    The unfinished story

    “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

    So opens Mark’s account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, presented to us as a sentence in verse 1.

    by Rhonda Waters
    Posted January, 19 2015
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  • Is religion to blame for war and violence?

    Is religion to blame for war and violence?
    Karen Armstrong’s book, Fields of Blood, is an ambitious project that looks closely at the interrelationship of religion and violence. 
    by Maylanne Maybee
    Posted January, 19 2015
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  • 21st-century church hospitality at its best

    21st-century church hospitality at its best
    I have recently been introduced to the Sunday Assembly, or as their members like to call themselves, “the godless church.” One of their more quotable quotes is: “We need the benefits that church provides without the god element.”
    by Nissa Basbaum
    Posted January, 15 2015
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  • Why count our blessings?

    Why count our blessings?

      (This editorial first appeared in the January issue of the Anglican Journal.) For over a decade now, many in the church have bemoaned the lack of reliable data about the membership of the Anglican Church of Canada.         The only thing that…

    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted January, 14 2015
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  • Je Suis Charlie isn’t all that complicated

    Je Suis Charlie isn’t all that complicated
     The New York Times estimates that nearly 1.6 million people marched in solidarity through the streets of Paris this past weekend. World leaders linked arms—Christians, Muslims and Jews alike—Francois Hollande, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ibrahim Boubackar Keita, Angela Merkel and Mahmoud Abbas, to name a few.
    Michelle Hauser
    Posted January, 12 2015
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  • Chester Ronning: A model of faith and politics

    Chester Ronning: A model of faith and politics
    Thirty-five years ago, after having migrated to Alberta from points east, I first encountered the name Chester Ronning. 
    Wayne Holst
    Posted January, 09 2015
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  • The grace of prayer

    The grace of prayer
    On Sunday, January 18, the Feast of the Confession of Peter, I will join Bishop Geoff Peddle in Upper Island Cove, Nfld., to celebrate with the faithful in Christ their 200th anniversary as a parish. It will be the first anniversary of his consecration as a bishop and the 20th of my own.
    by Fred Hiltz
    Posted January, 06 2015
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  • Jonah's journey to Nineveh, and mine

    Jonah's journey to Nineveh, and mine
    A call to serve as part of my Christian faith has nagged at me since childhood.  I grew up Mennonite in southern Manitoba, and the obligation to serve was welded into our conscience from an early age. Having been an Anglican for almost 30 years now, I think of myself as a “Manglican.” 


    Eric Friesen
    Posted January, 06 2015
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