Opinion

Discovering God among distractions

'when thine eye is single' The other evening I decided to stop at a cable TV station that I normally flick past. On the...

Singer’s work ready for mass consumption

SOMETIMES, ONE almost gets the impression that the music of New Brunswick singer/songwriter Brent Mason is just a bit too good for mass consumption....

Soundtrack CDs cross roads

DURING THE 1990s, the motion picture soundtrack has evolved to become a major market force. There are countless examples of high-powered star and single...

Letters to the editor

Northern eucharistDear editor,About a year and a half ago, my wife and I moved to Grimshaw, a small town in northern Alberta in the...

Temptations old and new

100 years ago: January 1899Canadian Churchman reported that in a time of strongly conflicting ideas and aims - and I suppose our own is...

Living life in voluntary simplicity made simple

The excesses of Christmas and a new year coming - even a new millennium - make this book a timely read. Voluntary simplicity...

A mountain pass leads to peace

Last summer I spent a week driving alone in the American Rockies and Prairies, all on roads I had never driven before (except for...

Nelson finds gold in what’s old

One of the most common storylines for a song is the shattered loverelationship, and this tendency is even more prevalent in country music. Fewdo...

The bishop who went to court

Walter Righter is the second bishop this century to be tried for heresy in the United States. In 1995, 10 bishops brought charges against...

Violin brings mystery and misfortune

The scene is an up-scale auction house in Montreal; the timeis the present. The auctioneer (Colm Feore) has come to the final item available:...

Jubilee debt cancellation raises other concerns

John Dillon and other members of the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice prepared this article on behalf of the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative....

Reflecting on Matthew before annual vestry meetings

It will soon be time in many of our congregations for theannual vestry meeting. In my conferences on congregational development and inmy own congregation...

World Council and host Zimbabwe each at crossroads

It was a tentative 50th anniversary but with an infectious dose of vibrant African hospitality, the World Council of Churches recently concluded its eighth...

Jim Packer biography looks at a life centred on knowing God

Without a doubt, the most God-forsaken period of my life as aChristian is the two months I spent studying for final theology exams. If...

Labour of love sends positive messages in benefit record

Leo and Giacomo TrottierChristmas Mosaic 2ACT Productions Inc.A GROUP OF Ottawa-based musicians have collaborated with a variety of embassies and the Anglican Christ Church...