Archbishop Linda Nicholls

Archbishop Linda Nicholls
Archbishop Linda Nicholls is primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The church’s need for pruning

It is the task at the heart of John 15:2: “God cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

Listening for the Spirit in a liminal time

As I write this on the cusp of the spring equinox, I am so deeply grateful for the gift of light as the spring sunshine has melted the snow, is greening the grass and is offering such promise for warmth and renewal.

‘In sure and certain hope’

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the event that defines Christian faith. It is the unique event that affirms Jesus’s identity; and confirms, with power,

‘A piece of the continent, a part of the main’

At Ash Wednesday we were invited “to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God.” Yet we have, in a sense, been in an extended Lent through the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic has invited us, through radical disruption of our lives, to examine ourselves and the world around us in light of the gospel.

Seeing God beyond our mirror images

Although some people find February a dismal month as we long for the end of winter, it is, for me, a month of good memories and celebrations.

Finding joy in our challenged assumptions

When life is stable and all its interlocking parts are running relatively smoothly, we simply assume it will always be that way. We make plans

A message from the Primate

Dear friends in Christ, On October 8th we learned of the death of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Curtis Ralph Peddle, Bishop of the Diocese

Something new waits to be born

Going back is never what you thought it would be! Do you remember returning to your hometown and discovering a new building on the corner?

On being Church

For many reasons, including the changes brought about by the pandemic, I have found myself reflecting on what it means to “be church”—and in particular, what it means to be the Anglican Church of Canada.

Photo: Thomas Kinto/Unsplash

The dignity of difference

At the 2008 Lambeth Conference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, then chief rabbi in England, was a guest speaker at one of the plenary sessions.

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