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Sunday
Dec102017

Meditation upon a Christmas hymn: Confessing the Faith as we sing ’Of the Father’s Love Begotten’ 

The Nativity of Our Lord


Prudentius c. 400 Latin

Tr. by Rev. J.M. Neale 1854 & Rev. H.W. Baker 1861

DIVINUM MYSTERIUM 11th century

 

By Siobhan & Gerry Laskey

The hauntingly beautiful “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” transports us into the very Mystery of the Incarnation by a

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Sunday
Dec102017

Meditations on More Christmas Carols

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’Twas in the Moon

of Wintertime    

St Jean de Brebeuf c. 1642 Huron

Tr. J. Edgar Middleton

JESOUS AHATONHIA 

By Don Harvey

A FRIEND OF MINE who had spent most of his ministry in Canada’s great North, once told me that while he did not find mastering new languages and dialects especially difficult, there were times when

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Sunday
Dec102017

Is ‘Good Disagreement‘ Really Possible?

 


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By Catherine Sider Hamilton

“Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light upon my path” (Ps 119: 105).

 

THESE WORDS from Psalm 119 are luminous with the love of God and of his word – because in his word God’s love for us is known. It is these words that come to me again and again as I seek to discern the times. The Diocese of Toronto (my own diocese) has, in the past 15 months, elected and consecrated a “partnered gay bishop,” introduced

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Sunday
Dec102017

I resolve (by God’s Grace) to read the Bible every day...

A conferee walks past Road Map-NIV by Nathan Chang during the 2006 Refresh! Conference at Wycliffe College in Toronto. Chang’s work contains all the pages of the New International Version of the Bible. (Photo: Sue Careless)

By Sue Careless

PERHAPS AMONG your New Year resolutions you are considering reading a portion of the Bible daily. We all have our favourite passages, like the twenty-third psalm, the Beatitudes and the Christmas story, and it is easy just to keep rereading them. But to do so is to shut out the fullness of God--He has far more to reveal.

Christians need to draw daily from both the Old and New Testaments. If you are a seeker

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Sunday
Dec102017

Three old prayers for a new year: New Beginnings

Compiled by Sue Careless

THERE IS a prayer for the New Year that is so wonderful it is a pity to use it on only one day. It is worth adapting for each new season or month, or whenever you need a new start. You may be entering into a new season in your life. Some use it as a birthday prayer. In it we address a God who is immortal, who will never die, and who inhabits eternity. Yet it recognizes

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