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Monday
Jan262009

Theological Definition: SEPTUAGESIMA, SEXAGESIMA, and QUINQUAGESIMA

The old names for the last three Sundays before Lent.

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Monday
Jan262009

They once were lost

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.

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Monday
Jan262009

Prayers for those made redundant

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

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Sunday
Jan252009

Richard John Neuhaus RIP

Richard John Neuhaus. Photo by Sue CarelessThe man many considered North America’s leading religious commentator has died. Father Richard John Neuhaus succumbed to cancer on Jan. 8 in New York. He was 72.

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Friday
Dec122008

In defence of Incense

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.

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