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The way it was… as seen by the Churchman

100 years ago: September 1898 Canadian Churchman reported that it must surely be reckoned among the blessings accorded to the Canadian Church that there...

On Pilgrimage

On Pilgrimage The story of Rural and Small Community Work of the Episcopal Church During the Twentieth...

The Protestant Face of Anglicanism

The Protestant Face of Anglicanism by Paul F.H. Zaul Eerdmans $28.95 (cloth) ...

Church still together after somnolent synod

WE ARE NOT (divided).' With those words, Archbishop Michael Peers brought the church's 35th General Synod to a close in a short speech that...

Still grooving after second album

IN 1996, the Minneapolis-based trio Semisonic served notice that they had a future in pop music with their debut album Great Divide. Among the...

Author on journey of self-discovery

Joy Kogawa signing a book at the Festival of Faith and Writing. EVERY BOOK I've written has changed me," says poet and novelist Joy...

Memoirs of a redoubtable nun

Other Little Ships by Sister Constance Murphy SSJD Patmos Press $19.95 (paper) ISBN 0-9693827-3-1 Redoubtable is one word that...

Mourning parish looks to future

WOULD YOU TELL US how you are feeling right now?" The question was asked as a bright light was shone into my eyes, and...

The way it was … as seen by the Churchman

100 years ago: May 1898 Canadian Churchman reported that the cry for short sermons has become so common, almost universal, that it becomes necessary to...

Healing the body, mind and church

IN JERUSALEM A YEAR AGO I was going up a set of stairs made of rough stone when I turned my ankle and fell. The...

Even the angels couldn’t save this one

IN 1988, the German director Wim Wenders made a movie called Wings of Desire. It was an ethereal, haunting tale of angels who observed...

This summer, stop and smell the pages

HOSE LAZY DAYS of summer when it is possible to settle down with a good book seem to be fewer and further between...

Tradition: readers respond to book

  The Challenge of Tradition Discerning the Future of Anglicanism John Simons, editor Anglican Book Centre $18.95 (paper) ISBN 1-55126-163-4 Anglican Essentials Reclaiming the Faith...

`Disappointed’ by authors’ caricatures

NAIVELY, I HOPED the authors of The Challenge of Tradition would offer a solid and serious critique of the Essentials movement (and substantive criticisms...

Canadians join literary luminaries

CANADIANS JOY KOGAWA and Bruce Cockburn joined literary luminaries Elie Wiesel, John Updike, Katherine Paterson, Jon Hassler and David James Duncan in headlining The...