Opinion

Spiritual lessons from a Canadian winter

While out walking one morning in our snowy, cold but beautiful February sunshine, we heard the enthusiastic honking of Canada geese. Soon we saw...

‘They will still bear fruit in old age’ – Psalm 92:15

(This editorial first appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Are our churches ready for the “greying” of Canada? Last year, Statistics Canada...

To Cuba

(This article first appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) This month, I travel to Cuba for the annual synod. The diocese...

A struggle for hope

(This article first appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Yesterday, we received news that another young person in an Indigenous community...

Letters to the Editor, February 2018

We won a Nobel Prize Anglicans share in the honour of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons...

Douglas John Hall—Developing intelligent faith in a Canadian context

In previous columns, I have celebrated the special contributions to Canadian theology of Herbert O’Driscoll (Anglican, Victoria) and William Hordern (Lutheran, deceased, Saskatoon, Sask)....

Not wholly innocent

Today is the day. The last feast has been prepared and the last family party has been attended.

A return to spiritual formation

The early Christian church spent the greatest portion of its time on matters of spiritual formation. Every aspect of teaching and practice was oriented...

‘What makes the Holy Land holy?’

(This column first appeared in the January 2017 issue of the Anglican Journal. It has since been updated with new information.) This was the title...

The Man Who Invented Christmas: Sacred gospel story through a secular narrative

Sometimes the best way into a sacred Good News story is through a secular narrative, and that, it seems to me, is what happens in the movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas to you?

(These Facebook responses have been edited for brevity.)  

The arrival of God’s love

(This editorial first appeared in the December issue of the Anglican Journal.) Christmas is upon us. For some, it hasn’t come soon enough—that time of year...

Nicholas

While it is well known that Nicholas (whose feast day is December 6) is the patron saint of children, it is less well known...

Inculturation

Since the beginning, the church has participated in a gospel transaction between the particularities of local cultures and the universal message of Christ. This...

Poking the wound

It has taken me a long time to write this column. Too long.