Opinion

Living creatively in a hybrid church

I was moved and challenged after reading Canon Neil Elliot’s article in the Anglican Journal, ‘Our response …gives me much hope,’ and would like...

Grieving beyond ‘words alone’

Loss, sharing and healing in a time of physical distance Stories of grief have been multiplying the world over as humanity continues to grapple with death...

‘Like trees planted by streams of water’

When we affirmed the Waterloo Declaration in July of 2001 we planted something new, and in these last 20 years, we have watched it grow.

On being raised in a joint congregation

The Rev. Dirk G. Lange is assistant general secretary for ecumenical relations at the Lutheran World Federation. In this sidebar from our feature article "The Waterloo Declaration at 20", he reflects on his experience at the joint congregation of St. Stephen and St. Bede.

Aotearoa Histories

Decolonizing and reindigenizing church and society in New Zealand Acting editor’s note: June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Recognizing that colonization has affected...

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.

‘Our response … gives me huge hope’

From the church's statistician, some observations—and an invitation As I write, it is one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. We have seen changes...

Ordained for the whole church

If one does justice to the poor and destitute, then it is good; is this not knowing me?—the Word of the Lord. (Jeremiah 22:16) Since...

‘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...

Resurrection now

Resurrection is a way of life.

Why do they talk about Jesus so much?

A wise and sensitive co-worker once approached me with a troubled look. She wondered why Indigenous elders who were so wise, tolerant and compassionate...

‘Hold fast, Anglican Church of Canada’

As the editor of Anglican Life, the newspaper serving the Anglican dioceses in Newfoundland and Labrador, I often look at last year’s papers as reminders...

Senior year —from my bedroom

Hayley Galsworthy hasn’t had a typical Grade 12 experience—but, she writes, the pandemic has helped pull faith off the back burner. Four years ago, I...

‘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.

Lessons in hope from a year like no other

In my column for Lent I want to declare that we can learn other ways of “being” church and new ways of “doing” church.