Opinion

‘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...

Acknowledging the painful errors of our past

A few decades ago, I heard a classmate-friend give a comparison and an example that has been clinging to me since.

A taste of the future

It has been said that the churches of the Christian West, our Anglican Church included, have tried to establish the meaning and practice of...
St. Peter Ecumenical Church

Celebrating community in Canada’s North

Almost 50 years ago, as a Lutheran synod staff person, I worked with representatives of Anglican, Presbyterian and United churches to create a viable...

Celebrating the Baptism of the Lord

In November last year, I was in Amman, Jordan, for the Majma (synod) of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. While there, I had the...

Six pasta bowls and domestic tyranny

Panic had left the man no room to be polite. An abrupt tap on my shoulder was all he could manage before getting down...