Opinion

‘The Spirit has been present in new and exciting ways’

Planning, disruption and hope in a pandemic year

Americans need Canadian prayers. They also need Canadian action.

Three years ago, I visited the diocese of Quebec as a foreign journalist writing about the sometimes weird, sometimes wonderful world of anglophone Christians...

Knowing God in four directions

Four-directional thinking is quite widespread among Indigenous elders.

Communion beyond the human

Dear Reader, I imagine you thinking right now—preposterous!

Finding God in unsettling times

When I lived in the Himalayas, we had occasional earthquakes.

‘Be still and know that I am God’: Hope in the year ahead, no...

I ask God to give me the words he wants me to speak for him.

May God’s name be holy

The first request of the Lord’s Prayer, directed towards God, also points towards your heart and our communal experience and practice of Christian faith.

Pandemic, Advent and the church

I started at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg, in February 2015 as an interim priest and was appointed incumbent in September 2016. During the...

Giving the hope of Incarnation (and goats)—even in isolation

Welcoming the Christ child from a safe distance doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the Incarnation in tangible ways, writes Canon David Harrison. It is...

On the Plain of Waiting

Beneath the towering umber faces of Mount Sinai lies a broad, empty valley called the Plain of Waiting. Bounded by peaks that rise sharply...

‘Lessons and Carols’ for this Advent

A special gift of the Anglican tradition to the Christian world is the annual festival of Scripture lessons and Christmas carols, both for Advent...

‘We’re all rooting for you’

Reflections on beginning in ministry I can tell by the way you’re searching For something you can’t even name That you haven’t been able to come to...

Why Christmas isn’t my favourite season

For many years Christ Church Cathedral hosted readings of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Co-sponsored by CBC radio, these enormously popular readings were...

Longing and living in our Advent lockdown

In Manitoba, as I write this, we have completed our second week of critical level restrictions. “What? It’s only been two weeks?” is an...

The ‘new’ arrives where we least expect it

Surely this Advent of waiting and longing will be more poignant than any in recent memory. We wait and long for the coming of...