Opinion

Running to God

“…let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” —Hebrews 12:1-2 I love running....

Will we support our guardian angels?

It’s not often that I base my monthly column on an article appearing exclusively in the secular press, but here is a recent opinion:...

Noticing, in pandemic times

Have you noticed that we’ve all been involved in a world-changing moment? Maybe not: read on. In a study on the impact of anti-contagion policies...

‘Be strong and bold!’ A message from the primate for 2020 graduates

Everyone looks forward to those moments in our lives that mark something significant.

Facing ‘the Canadian blindness to racism’: A statement from the Black Anglicans of Canada

Black Anglicans of Canada deplores the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. For me, as an African American, the brutal...

This disease has a theological term: Sin

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends–The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You...

A prayer: Thank God for parish basements

Dear God, Twenty-two years ago, I never imagined I would be offering a prayer before your children. I know you know, but it is good...

From the Primate: Lament and mourn today—and seek change tomorrow

Sometimes there is a certain Canadian smugness expressed when we see the dire situation of our neighbour to the south. We shake our heads...

Our eucharistic prayer matters—and not just for us

I am a priest of the church. Since the pandemic started and the bishops of our Anglican churches in Ontario decreed a eucharistic fast,...

Evangelism needs no magic words—only the language of the heart

The 1990s were designated the Decade of Evangelism by the Lambeth Conference of 1988. The Anglican Communion was called to share the Good News...

The ways we witness

Pentecost and evangelism have been intrinsically connected since the Spirit of God descended upon the first followers of Jesus in Jerusalem. The New Testament’s Book...

God is here, God is with us

As I write this, we are still in the  midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. A skiff of snow lies on the ground outside my window....

COVID-19’s powers of revelation

As I write this in late April, the crisis created by the global COVID-19 pandemic has all of us adjusting to new realities. Many...

Chaos and the ministry of the gospel

One of the many things that  our recent pandemic crisis has revealed is the difficulties our institutions have in facing chaos. To be clear,...

Navigating the ongoing disruptions of COVID-19

In March, the entire world became affected with a virus that presented a monumental challenge, incorporating all of us into efforts to deal effectively...