Opinion

‘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...

The care of body and soul

Reflecting my penchant for all things edible, I have several food magazine subscriptions and, just like Anglican church newsletters and newspapers, these magazines are seasonal...

Remembering and repenting as we pray for Jews

If you stand in the chancel of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City and look straight up, you’ll see four gilded...

Making Bible study special

“Are you an evangelical Christian?” a woman asked me recently. “It depends on what you mean by ‘evangelical,’" I replied. (Being “evangelical” has to...

Living branches

A recent visit to the Church of the Redeemer in downtown Toronto brought back the memory of a visit I made there on the...