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Thursday
Sep212017

UofT Debate: Is God a Figment of Our Imagination? 

Alister McGrath (top) and Michael Shermer (below).

 Photos: Dhoui Chang/Wycliffe

By SUE CARELESS

ALMOST A THOUSAND people, 45 percent of them students, assembled in Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto Sept. 15th to hear a debate on the topic: “Is God a figment of our imagination?” 

Alister McGrath, the atheist who became a theist, and Michael Shermer, the theist who became an atheist, spoke for two hours in what proved

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Sunday
Jun112017

‘I’m Going to Trust Him’

Jacob Worley is confident ‘that the Lord is orchestrating all of this.‘

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By Sue Careless

THE REV. JACOB ‘Jake’ Worley called a diocesan synod “an amazing experience of the Holy Spirit” when he was elected Bishop of Caledonia. He still sees it that way after a majority of bishops in his province rejected his election.

“I still believe that the Holy Spirit moved at the election, as do others who were there,” he told The Anglican Planet. “And I believe that I am the Lord’s choice

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Sunday
Jun112017

Comment: It’s time to change the narrative around religion in Canada

Graph: Angus Reid

BY RAY PENNINGS

ALMOST 150 years following Confederation, faith continues to play a significant and positive role in Canada’s civic life. Faith was a central part of the Canadian project in 1867, be it through recognition of religious freedom for Quebec’s Roman Catholics, the principles enshrined in Common Law, or by borrowing from the Book of Psalms for Canada’s official motto “From Sea to Sea.”

On April 15th new polling by the Angus Reid Institute conducted

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Sunday
Jun112017

New leaders in ACA

Sharon Dewey Hetke, the new National Director of the ACA. Photo: Beatrice Hetke


(Staff)  IT SAYS A LOT about a leader that when she steps down it takes two people to fill her shoes.

Dr. Roseanne Kydd has retired as Chair of the Anglican Communion Alliance. By a unanimous decision, the ACA board has appointed the Rev. Dr. David Smith as its new Chair.

But the board went further. For many years it had discussed the need for a national director to carry through on the board’s initiatives. Then on April 29 in Toronto, the ACA announced it had made the unanimous decision to appoint Sharon Dewey Hetke as National Director.

The ACA sees its vision as being “a theological and spiritual rallying point for historic Christian orthodoxy

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Sunday
Jun112017

Province of Canada: New Metropolitan 

Ronald Cutler Photo: St. Peter Publications

(Staff)  THE RT. REV. Ronald Cutler, Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, has been elected as the next Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, succeeding

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