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If Canadians hadn’t been sidetracked by the shenanigans of senators and the mayor of Toronto we might have been having a long-overdue debate on euthanasia.
We are home from India now, with minds full of potent new images of life. One of those images is of a simple joy. On your behalf we visited
Blog Walk Good is a blog written by Josh Fults. Josh is a minister and public speaker; he is also a counsellor with masters degrees in psychology and apologetics.
Merry Christmas. I guess. I enter this season heavy hearted. As I write the weather is cooling, the leaves turning, falling. This year I feel sadness and anger. A dear
Fourth Sunday of Advent December 22, 2013 Matthew 1:18 - 25 Joseph's love for Jesus, and his mother Mary, was risky. As a man of honour and tradition from the
It's December and the ice is beginning to build on our end of the lake. It usually gets to about a metre thick by the end of February,
My two rural churches will open their doors to a good number of visitors this Christmas Eve, if history is any predictor of the future. As our context
Confessions The world is changing quickly. But so is confession. If you are or know a good-quality Catholic who has some unforgiven sin guilting his or her conscience—oh boy,
While worship has a ritual and a tone, both of which are always under discussion, there is a hidden element we rarely talk about. There is a whole
Pope Francis may turn out to be the most important pope since Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli entered the world scene in 1958 as Pope John XXIII. Like John, Francis seems
24th Sunday after Pentecost (All Saints Sunday) November 3, 2013 Luke 19:1-10 While Luke and Matthew both tell the story of the lost sheep, Luke's is the only
Peter and John are in the temple in Jerusalem. A lame man approaches them for spare change. They have none. So Peter speaks these immortal words which have
Remembrance Day and Christmas are both heavy on my mind. Lately I have been working on learning the John McCutcheon ballad, Christmas in the Trenches. It's a poignant
The renewal of the church will not come from human plans or resolutions from General Assembly. Human beings and General Assemblies can gesture towards signs of renewal, but
I have already felt the power of your prayers in my ministry as moderator. At the Truth and Reconciliation gathering in Vancouver, which I'm scheduled to attend Sept.
Article Back in March, I read a fantastic little article in the Huffington Post entitled: What if the Kids Don't Want Our Church? In short, it's a look at
October 6 Pentecost 20 Psalm 137 Psalm 137 is a familiar text and when I read it, I can't help but hear Boney M singing in my mind. Jerusalem has been
Here, from the moment as I write this, on the last Friday of summer, are the stories posted by friends on my Facebook news feed: A rant about
Most of the commentary on the Quebec government's proposed Charter of Values has focused on Quebec, but it has unveiled more about Canada as a whole than just
This October day started off early with a visit from the river otters. They arrived at about 7 a.m. and settled in just off our dock. They were whistling