Opinion

Trillium and wild rose

My partner, Marlene, was thrilled to see her first trillium (Ontario’s provincial flower) while we hiked the Peck Lake Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park during late May of this year.

Letters to the Editor, June-July 2018

'Profoundly chilling' The article detailing Carolyn Sitlington’s illness and her eventual decision to seek medical assistance in dying was heartbreaking . No doubt many readers...

A tribute to pioneers of Canadian Anglican-Lutheran community

In 1992, my friends Keith Boeckner and Joan Polfuss-Boeckner, Lutheran graduates from what is now Wilfrid Laurier University in southern Ontario, publicly joined the...

The good news about bad news

(This article first appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) It’s a question that never gets old. Why do media, including the...

A wonderful legacy

(This column first appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) For just a few minutes, I want to take you to a...

Gandhi—Man of the sacred and secular, East and West

My first awareness of India probably came to me when, as a child, I heard and then read from the famous works of Englishman...

Mission from the margins

“God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God” (1 Corinthians 1:27–29).

‘We wish to see Jesus’

In many churches, these words are etched on a brass plaque or penned on a piece of parchment near the pulpit. They are from...

Save us from the time of trial

Not really knowing what to do, writing this piece might be merely therapeutic for me; thinking out loud, perhaps.

Letters to the Editor, May 2018

Anglican-Mennonite dialogue will yield positive outcome This is a good news story for sure (Canadian Anglicans, Mennonites meet for first-ever formal dialogue, anglicanjournal. com,...

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Spring is the season of writing grant applications, not least of all for theological students. I know this season well because I am currently in...

Letters to the Editor, April 2018

Standing together with our Jewish sisters and brothers I write this on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In my watching of the “Live Feed” of General...

Anglican priest reflects on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

Being a clergy person in Humboldt, Sask., is an intense experience these days. While the parishes I currently serve are in another community, I continue...

Letters to the Editor, March 2018

‘Shine the light of Christ into the darkness’ I agree with the primate (Hiltz: Church needs to know its purpose, Jan. 2018, p.8) that in...

‘The spring of souls’

The first whiff of spring thaw and mud and it was very good!