Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Strength of the Ancestors

Through all the controversies that have swept through the Anglican Church in my lifetime, I’ve always lined up on what I have thought of, with a certain streak of self-righteousness, as the “progressive” side.  The theological debates which have preoccupied our church over the last few … Continue reading

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA VISION 2019 CONTEXT OF MISSION

This week the Anglican Church of Canada publicized its Vision 2019 strategic plan. It is a comprehensive document that defines specific goal areas and how we can work together to attain them. It is a challenging and exciting corollary to … Continue reading

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IS EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY HAVING A GREAT GAY AWAKENING?

Once in a while, there’s a significant and thoughtful article what’s worth re-blogging. Such is Cathleen Falsani’s “Is Evangelical Christianity Havng a Great Gay Awakening?” Falsani is an award winning religion columnist for religion News Service and and an editor … Continue reading

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From a Nisga’a canoe

I’ve been reading John Ralston Saul’s A Fair Country: telling truths about Canada (2008), a Christmas gift from my wife.  Saul’s thesis is that Canada is a Metis civilization whose fundamental characteristic is the mingling and collaboration of Aboriginal and … Continue reading

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Have you seen those “The Lord is Returning May 21 2011” billboards?

There are several places in Scripture where Jesus positions himself, and by implication, God,  beyond the bounds of human prediction. As servants of Jesus we are told to be watchful, but watchful in the human condition of uncertainty. Concerning the … Continue reading

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“This Beloved Church of Ours”

I love our Primate’s now well-known epithet for the Anglican Church of Canada – “This beloved church of ours”. The description inspires confidence that we’re engaged in important work in an expression of Christian faith that we do indeed love … Continue reading

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