Matt Gardner

Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner is a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Most recently, Gardner worked as corporate communicator for the Anglican Church of Canada, a position he held since Dec. 1, 2014. He previously served as a city reporter for the Prince Albert Daily Herald. A former resident of Kingston, Ont., Gardner has a degree in English literature from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He will continue to support corporate communications efforts during his time at the Journal.

Helping young people in a post-pandemic world

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is seeking to help young people thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic with a new fundraising campaign that the foundation is calling its most ambitious yet.

Hindsight is 20-40

A column series last January in The Anglican Journal invited young leaders in the Anglican Church of Canada to offer their thoughts about the future. We asked them to revisit their assumptions after a tumultuous year.

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Fulfilling the covenant

Indigenous Anglicans have long dreamed of a self-determining Indigenous church as part of the Anglican Church of Canada. Now the work is underway to turn that dream into reality.

Christ at the Column, Caravaggio. Art: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen/Wikipedia

‘God’s total identification with the incarcerated’

As Christians on Good Friday considered the incarceration and execution of Jesus Christ, the Anglican Journal offered this in-depth discussion of the reality prisoners face during the COVID-19 pandemic—from the universal spectre of death to the consumption of toilet water as resources dwindle—and how you can help.

Drummers lead a rally against construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en traditional territory. Photo: Unist’ot’en camp via Facebook

Taking sides

Statements of support by Anglican leaders for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs sparked debate on social media about the role of the Anglican Church of Canada in responding to such disputes. What can history and theology teach us about the role of Christians in situations of conflict or injustice?

The unpaid labourers

In Indigenous communities, non-stipendiary clergy tread vast, challenging mission fields, juggling pastoral obligations and putting food on the table Straddling the shores of the Winnipeg