Epiphanies

Trimming our sails

As conversations about the church’s strategic planning begin, let us consider how we respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit “If you wish to...

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...

The paradox of poverty

For the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine, a vow of poverty is about ‘more than dollars and cents.’ Since even before St. Paul wrote...

Debt in interfaith perspective

Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Anglican writers offer their views on lending and debt Usury has been the most challenging moral issue for many Catholics and...

How much should I give?

How can church leaders better facilitate the dreaded ‘giving conversation’? In the church we are often vague on the topic of how and why to...
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Caught in a wave

The Anglican Church of Canada navigates a ‘nuanced’ approach to responsible investing In 2018, a task force of the Anglican Church of Canada came before...
‘When I was hungry and thirsty’ by sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz. Photo: Rosemarie Mosteller

‘We’re all in it together’

Rachel Robinson on poverty and homelessness Rachel Robinson is the executive director of drop-in centres The Well and St. Luke’s Table, two of the diocese...

‘Enough’ is enough

The theological perils of abundance Not very many Anglicans have been taken in by the “prosperity gospel” in its cruder versions, and we are not...
St. Matthew’s Church, Kingfisher Lake First Nation Photo: Anglican Video

Something we can’t afford to miss

This year, an accident of the church calendar meant that we missed a crucial gospel text: the story of the rich man and Lazarus...

Tough talk

Of all the topics that we might talk about in the church, our relationship with money is the one that will raise the most...
Processing of oilsands in Alberta. Photo: Russ Heinl

Anglican Voices: Living as ecological refugees

“Today the tar sands of Fort McMurray have poisoned the land and water. The fish and four-leggeds are full of poison.” —Vivian Seegers In 1962, at three...
Photo: Dolores Harvey

‘Nothing’s like it used to be’

Ask people about buying food in Newfoundland and Labrador, and you’ll start hearing a few consistent comments: that fresh produce can be very expensive, that storm-related shipping delays can cut off the supply of food, and that the island of Newfoundland has, at any given time, three days of fresh food on the shelves.
Photo: DK Samko

Ten ways to green your church without breaking the bank

Greening your church may seem an overwhelming task, but there are affordable ways to improve your parish's environmental friendliness.
One parish’s green audit called on it to switch from using Styrofoam cups. But in the end the parish decided against this, Rois says, because they felt the Styrofoam cups were “part of their congregational culture.” Photo: Redcom Productions

O greenest church?

Churches can face many hurdles in improving their environmental impact—but those that have persevered offer insights into walking a greener path.
Porcupine caribou subsist on lichen, a slow-growing plant that forms a surface over rocks and trees. Snow that used to stay frozen now melts and re-freezes, forming a layer of ice over the lichen that makes it difficult for the caribou to eat. photo: Mike Boylan USFWS/Pixnio

Climate change in the North

Graves in the northern Arctic, as in most places, are dug six feet deep.