Opinion

Save us from the time of trial

Not really knowing what to do, writing this piece might be merely therapeutic for me; thinking out loud, perhaps.

Letters to the Editor, May 2018

Anglican-Mennonite dialogue will yield positive outcome This is a good news story for sure (Canadian Anglicans, Mennonites meet for first-ever formal dialogue, anglicanjournal. com,...

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Spring is the season of writing grant applications, not least of all for theological students. I know this season well because I am currently in...

Letters to the Editor, April 2018

Standing together with our Jewish sisters and brothers I write this on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In my watching of the “Live Feed” of General...

Anglican priest reflects on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

Being a clergy person in Humboldt, Sask., is an intense experience these days. While the parishes I currently serve are in another community, I continue...

Letters to the Editor, March 2018

‘Shine the light of Christ into the darkness’ I agree with the primate (Hiltz: Church needs to know its purpose, Jan. 2018, p.8) that in...

‘The spring of souls’

The first whiff of spring thaw and mud and it was very good!

A journey into prayer

(This article also appears in the April 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Kneeling, hands folded, eyes fixed on the church altar. Sitting by the...

Encountering the sacred at the Mount

Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock A favourite Lenten discipline is the annual silent retreat that members and friends of my home congregation undertake at Mount St. Francis...

How does size matter?

From 1979 to 1980, I lived and served as a lay pastor in a small village church in England. During that time, I co-authored...

What happens when a church closes?

By now it has sadly become a familiar story that we hear about or read in the news—a church is being closed, deconsecrated and...

‘Draw near with faith’

I was brought up with the 1962 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). I was, as they say, “steeped in it,” so steeped that some...

Spiritual struggle, systemic evil

The recent acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has revealed a deep and abiding difference in the experience of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous people across Canada.

Spiritual lessons from a Canadian winter

While out walking one morning in our snowy, cold but beautiful February sunshine, we heard the enthusiastic honking of Canada geese. Soon we saw...

‘They will still bear fruit in old age’ – Psalm 92:15

(This editorial first appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Are our churches ready for the “greying” of Canada? Last year, Statistics Canada...