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Sunday
Jun112017

Six for Summer

Photo: Sue Careless

Our West Coast friends, Bill Reimer and Julie Lane Gay, have again offered us their cool ideas for warm summer reading.

Julie Lane Gay is a writer and editor who lives in Vancouver with her husband, Craig, and their four children. She attends St John’s, Vancouver. 

 


Imago Mundi: Poems

Loren Wilkinson

Regent College Publishing, 2016

I have always been excluded from the poetry club. I’m not sure if I’m too dense or too hasty. But this last winter a friend mentioned that during Lent she was working through a collection of poems, Imago Mundi, and, lacking an alternative, I surmised that doing the same would at least be an acceptable Lenten discipline.

With poems titled “The Christ of Charlie Edenshaw,” “Cello’s Concerto,” and “The Necessity of Snowshoes,” you know you are in for

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Sunday
Jun112017

Gospel-Saturated Living

St. Paul by El Greco (c.1612), oil on canvas, Museo del Greco, Toledo, Spain.

By Keith Ganzer

The following is from a sermon on Galatians 1:1-5 given at Christ the King Anglican Church, Toronto on Feb. 19, 2017 by its rector, the Rev. Keith Ganzer.

IF YOU HAVE a heartbeat, you cannot read Galatians and assign it to the category of “interesting religious reflection.” Its author, St Paul, wants transformation

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Sunday
Jun112017

Straining at Gnats in the House of Bishops

Photo: Sue Careless

Friends, it cannot be clearer that the progressive leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada is out to eradicate any opposition to its agenda. Yes, the language of inclusion is still widely used but actions speak louder than words. Ask any priest or postulant who had reservations about the ordination of women in the 90s and 2000s about their interviews. The line reported to me repeatedly was “We as a diocese are committed to comprehensiveness” – which was a signal that there was no room in the diocese for you.

Over the last 12 months we have seen radical changes implemented

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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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