Opinion

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...

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:...

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...

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...

None of us is a stereotype to God

I SOMETIMES FIND driving in Britain stressful. This summer I dealt with not only the usual Yorkshire sheep, but once with a horse, galloping...

Grant refuses to be taken captive by shallow conservatism or trendy liberalism

The George Grant Readered. William Christian and Sheila GrantUniversity of Toronto Press$29.95 (paper)ISBN 080-207-934-2THIS BOOK comes as both a challenge and affront to those...

Picture books for adults on your gift list

EVEN IN AN AGE of instant electronic communication of voice and image, picture books still have their appeal. The combination of still pictures -...

Same planet, different worlds apt theme

SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was...

Eclectic sound includes toys

SINCE 1974, American musician Chip Davis has released an eclectic blend of instrumental music on his American Gramaphone label. The front act for this...

Spiritual classics for prayerful reading

THE OVER-ARCHING theme of this new series could come from the first words of The Imitation of Christ: "‘Whoever follows me will not walk...