To the secular, these are stories about the power of forgiveness and the shot at a second chance. To the religious, they are modern parables that show how forgiveness leads to salvation and, ultimately, heaven.
In response to the current economic downturn The Church of England has offered two new prayers: one for those who have lost their jobs and one for those who remain in the workplace but feel vulnerable and uncertain. Both are written in the first person so are more suitable for private devotions
Those of you who know my Calvinist inclinations might find this article ironic. Good Shepherd is the first and only parish I’ve served. When I arrived in the summer of 2002, I stepped into a parish steeped, for most of her 125-year-history, in Anglo-Catholicism.
It was fitting that the 20th anniversary lecture in memory of Peter Craigie at the University of Calgary was given by one of his most accomplished students. Moreover it focused on one of Craigie’s favourite topics--the Book of Psalms.