Opinion

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...

Legal equality in a pluralistic society

AS THE GLOBE AND MAIL has rightly observed, a courtroom can be "a bloody awful place to fight out the rights and wrongs of...

God will never tell us where to get off

WHEN DOES SPRING really, finally arrive in a Canadian city? When they tear up the streets. Last year, this ritual took over the street where I...

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 has...

Pink slips no remedy for unsatisfactory clergy

SHOULD CLERGY be fired without cause? General Synod is about to consider a law that would permit just that. It is a well-intentioned but...

A `cool, refreshing’ light shed on path

THE BAD THING about the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials is that it seems to be yet one more statement of a tired old...

The ravens of Pangnirtung

INHABITANTS OF THIS COMMUNITY have an intensive love-hate relationship with a black-plumaged, omnivorous, corvine denizen who takes up residence here between December and June...

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...

Christian’s faith not ‘reasonable, rational’

THE STORY OF EASTER is an outrageous one. On Friday, a man was executed and buried. On Sunday, he was alive again, and out...

End of the world in sight?

IF YOU ARE NOT convinced the world will end but cannot ignore the possibility, or if you believe the end of the world is...

Hard questions behind the Morrison-Mills case

IT'S NOT THE WAY one would choose to have the proverbial 15 minutes of fame but then again that was probably the furthest thing...