Opinion

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!

A journey into prayer

(This article also appears in the April 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Kneeling, hands folded, eyes fixed on the church altar. Sitting by the...

Encountering the sacred at the Mount

Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock A favourite Lenten discipline is the annual silent retreat that members and friends of my home congregation undertake at Mount St. Francis...

How does size matter?

From 1979 to 1980, I lived and served as a lay pastor in a small village church in England. During that time, I co-authored...

What happens when a church closes?

By now it has sadly become a familiar story that we hear about or read in the news—a church is being closed, deconsecrated and...

‘Draw near with faith’

I was brought up with the 1962 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). I was, as they say, “steeped in it,” so steeped that some...

Spiritual struggle, systemic evil

The recent acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has revealed a deep and abiding difference in the experience of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous people across Canada.

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)....