As much as some quarters would have everyone believe, there’s no telling how the 2016 General Synod will act on a motion to change the church’s law so that clergy can marry same-sex couples.
Near the end of a recent two-week tour of the Holy Land, we 29 Canadian pilgrims from British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan spent quality time in the eternal city of Jerusalem. Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, we had constant reminders that this place…
"Communion is so gross!"
The cruel words, which were whispered but still plenty audible, cut quick and deep.
Divergent views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Two letters in the September 2015 issue of the Anglican Journal miss the mark in regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (One rule for readers and another for contributors? by John Dalton and One-sided by M.C. Barnard, p. 4).
Last month, this column spoke of the institutional church’s captivity to the mindset of Western culture. We called it a kind of “hypnotism” whereby many of the assumptions of Christian faith were blunted or obscured by the powerful counterpoint of Western ideas. This is not to say that there weren’t many points of mutual agreement and benefit in this exchange. There were, however, many aspects of this mutuality that may be seen as negative, as in the way churches played an animating role in colonization.
I have always looked forward to the festival of All Saints. It is a culmination of all those days when we remember, with thanksgiving, the work and witness of particular saints and the lives and labours of holy men and women throughout the ages. They…
For people in northern climes like Canada, the autumn season has arrived and most of us are transitioning from warm to colder weather. Nature runs in cycles, however, and eventually the frigid blasts will subside as milder spring weather evolves once more into summer delights.
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