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Friday
Apr072017

He Descended into Hell

(Illustration: www.redstate.com)

By Donald Harvey

HOLY WEEK always seems to be one of those occasions when our emotions run the full spectrum. From the euphoria of Palm Sunday to the Institution of the Last Supper to the agony in the garden, the betrayal and arrest – all these enable us to enter into a contemplation of those events in the life of Jesus and, if we allow ourselves, to become part of them. I always tried to lead congregations

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Friday
Apr072017

Rust Never Sleeps

I WILL CONFESS my appreciation of Neil Young is a bit complicated. I suspect if I never had to hear him hold forth on political, economic or environmental matters I would be a happier fellow. That being said, he possesses an undeniable genius, the type unique to poets and artists: an insight and an ability to express truth in a compelling manner that cuts to the quick. I have been thinking a lot this Lent about the title of his 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. I know this is a slogan from a paint company, but

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Friday
Feb172017

Dust to Glory 

By Jonathan Turtle

For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust.  (Psalm 103:14).

THE GREAT LENTEN JOURNEY begins with the imposition of ash, our foreheads marked by the cross. The ashes themselves come from the Palm leaves waved on the Sunday of the Passion—once luscious and vibrant, full of life, burned to become ash for our heads. A tangible reminder of the finiteness

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Friday
Feb172017

Exploring Youth Ministry in the Church

The youth group at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg enjoys some street hockey. (Supplied Photo)

Rebecca Widdicombe has been involved in youth ministry at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg for the last one and a half years. She is currently sharing the job with two other youth leaders. Previously she worked as a youth minister for St. Clement’s Anglican Church in Toronto for three years, and during that time served

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Thursday
Feb162017

Reformation: Then & Now

(Photo: Sue Careless)

WE ARE THIS YEAR celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This marks, of course, that moment, commonly assigned as the beginning of the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Door in 1517. Fair enough, I am never one to quibble, though many would suggest that that Reformation was already well underway with Wycliffe (1320-1384) and Tyndale (1494-1536) and reached its fullest manifestation with the publication of the Book of Common Prayer

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