Opinion

Serving the common good

I’m excited about a new ministry prospect that is becoming available to the citizens of my city. We Christians have an opportunity to work...

‘Pressing on’

That is an image that comes to mind as I think of our church’s efforts to become post-colonial. It speaks of a journey. As Indigenous...

Is the Anglican Church of Canada a post-colonial church?

The experience of new Canadians helps separate myth from reality. “Pour out your Spirit upon the whole earth and make it your new creation. Gather...

When God settles the waters

Before moving to Canada, I lived in Rochester, New York, where I worshipped at a Lutheran-Episcopal church plant. The congregation, which sat in a circle, began every service with a simple chant from Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.” The chant served as a reminder, before the start of worship, that God was in the building: whatever our worries and trials from the previous week, God would be there to hear and hold them. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Finches and Falcons

A hopeful sign of spring occurs when house finches and prairie falcons appear near our northwest Calgary home, as they did in March. Nature gives...

‘The eyes of our faith’

O God, Your Son made himself known to his disciples In the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, That we may see him in his...

Easter eyes: life in the midst of spiritual crisis

When, on Friday, at the cross, the centurion gasps, “Truly this man was God’s Son,” he is not only telling us what his heart says about Jesus.

Sacrificial love

Jesus, in his life, death and resurrection, is the centre point of Creation and history.

Leadership and the rest of us

In the past few years, we have chosen many new bishops. Soon, we will choose a new primate. With these major changes, we have...

‘Live like you say you’re gonna live’

We are standing at the river’s edge, looking at the other bank.

Spiritual travel

During the past decade, members and friends of our congregation have contributed to evening prayers at St. David’s Cathedral in Wales. What a special...

‘Let us pray’

As the outgoing primate, my primary task is to call the church to prayer.

Making ministry Indigenous

Since the missionaries arrived, there has been a disciplined and dedicated attempt to make Indigenous churches look, act and feel like their non-Indigenous counterparts....

The view from the new pew

Apparently, the vibrations from the street outside have been less than good for my old church. Thanks to heavier and heavier trucks travelling faster...

Add a ‘Heartbeat’ to your annual vestry meeting

While the thought of the parish annual meeting, or vestry as it is known in some dioceses, does not thrill everyone’s heart, I confess...