Opinion

Test the spirits’ on gay issue

REV. GEORGE EVES, rector of St Mark's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick, recently published a book entitled Two Religions, One Church, and circulated...

Rock album a triumph

NO FINER MUSIC of clear, honest spiritual reflection came out in the 1980s than that of The Waterboys. Their songwriter, frontman, and focal point...

`Positive and realistic’ – that’s the Gospel theme

ANGLICAN ESSENTIALS and the "thrill" of Tradition; Discerning the Future of Anglicanism: A Positive View. These phrases combine much of the content of the...

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...

Prof. Richie’s review ‘unfair’ to authors

PROFESSOR RITCHIE is right to insist on the importance of the pluralism question in comments on Anglican Essentials, and on The Challenge of Tradition....

Sad stories of preachers, politicians

ALTHOUGH IN THE visible Church the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometimes the evil have chief authority in the Ministrations of...

Concern for this world at heart of Judeo-Christian tradition

THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM is an ancient "last days" biblical motif, with this-worldly implications: The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie...

Love God, neighbour together

THE CRISIS IN OUR churches today, say the authors, and the challenge that must be overcome if the church is to survive and thrive...

Christianity ‘untrue, unethical,’ charges feminist

AS A POST-CHRISTIAN feminist, Ms. Hampson raises two fundamental questions about Christianity: Is it true? Is it ethical? Her answer to both questions is...

Group Yes muses musically on life

THE MUSICAL GROUP, YES, was one of the standard bearers of the '70s genre of musical excess known as progressive rock. Neo-classical song structures...

Hectic lives can seem like busy holiday airports

IT WAS A NEW YORK-MIAMI flight, and it was turning out badly. Snow at La Guardia airport forced passengers to switch to JFK, where...

Sharing responsibility for Third World debt

THE RECENT SERIES of financial crises in Asia have brought the issue of Third World debt once again to the forefront of the global...

Gay debate could foreshadow split, says book

Two "incompatible and competing religions" within the Anglican Church of Canada make schism a real possibility, warns a new book aimed at influencing General...