Opinion

Jimmy Carter: A social, personal mentor on lifelong health and well-being

Jimmy Carter has been in the public eye for more than half a century, and most Canadians think they know all about him. I...

Resisting racism’s evil, infectious spread

People of the dominant culture sure don’t like hearing anything that hints they might be even a little racist. Folks quickly protest, “I am...

Can eating doughnuts be healthy?

Beechwood Doughnuts has become one of St. Catharines’ most popular and best-known small businesses.

What it means to be whole

Some years ago, a group in the diocese of Toronto sought to develop a healing centre similar to that of Burrswood in England. I...

Where, O death, is your victory?

During my youth in Florida, I used a cynical but common nickname for the place: God’s waiting room.

Education and formation: A new frame for a new world

A simple and heartfelt acceptance of the present reality of the church’s relationship with the broader culture would bring massive, transformational changes to our educational efforts.

Putting down roots through discernment and discipleship

As complexity increases, the desire for simple answers polarizes communities, making the other “side” an enemy. We live in the midst of the pressures to choose a side and ignore the nuances and complexity of human life in our decisions. Such pressures raise a question: What is our call as Christians?

We are not human without community

The ecological and human crisis that faces us today is a striking and urgent part of our context. Through this crisis we are relearning three related and essential ideas about community.

Living—together—as the body of Christ

In a world that increasingly seeks to polarize people into rigid camps, marked by hatred or rejection of the other, we are called to be a community in which love is stronger than hate.

Intentional obedience

Each fall at Wycliffe College, I teach “Life Together,” a required first-term MDiv course. We read classics in living the Christian faith in community: the desert fathers, Jean Vanier’s works about L’Arche, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together and The Rule of St. Benedict.

Before the clock runs out of time

A resolution passed by General Synod ‘will truly challenge people’ in the church to address earth’s climate emergency, writes Brynne Blaikie—youth delegate and co-author of Resolution C003.

In ‘reconciliation,’ we face hatred together

General Synod’s decision to approve a ‘Prayer for reconciliation with the Jews’ on first reading demonstrates how Jewish-Anglican relations can bear lifegiving, lifesaving fruit,...

Editorial letter: Preparing for the General Synod ‘marathon’

Editorial supervisor Matthew Townsend shares plans for the Journal’s coverage of GS2019, social media expectations and a prayer request

Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person

“How can we love others we disagree with? How can we respect people we’ve never met face-to-face? The answer may be simpler than we might expect: by reaching out. By making contact. By asking, ‘Help me to understand.’ By apologizing. Publicly. Online. By praying for our conversation partners. By praying with them,” the Rev. Jesse Dymond says.

Quality time with the ‘Prodigal Son’

When our spiritual travelers group recently visited the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, I had an experience that took me back more than...