Category Archives: Diocese of New Westminster

OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS: A Conversation on Christian Understanding and Relationship

The Diocese of New Westminster’s  Ecumenical and Multi-faith Unit has teamed up with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to create an exciting event that will help us, as Christians, open up positive avenues of communication with our Muslim neighbours. … Continue reading

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St. Laurence Lenten Study 2015: “The Earth is the Lord’s – and so Are We!” – A Lenten Journey into Self-Care and Earth-Care

Naomi Klein’s best selling book, This Changes Everything, presents an in-depth analysis of climate change and its relation to contemporary global economics. Christians should read it and discuss the various implications that surface. At St. Laurence, we decided for our … Continue reading

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Doing “Church” 2015: The Challenges of the ‘Dones’

The newest sociological trend in North American religious culture is the rise of the ‘Dones’.  It’s an interesting phenomenon to look at. We’ve been thinking about the increasing number of ‘nones’ when it comes to signifying religious faith, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Advent Joy – A Biblical Model of Community: A Homily For Advent 3

Isaiah 61 is strong in its characterization of the God of Advent: The Lord says, “I love justice and hate oppression and crime.I will faithfully reward my people And make an eternal covenant with them. They will be famous among … Continue reading

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What is “GenZ” and why does it matter?

I’m a watcher of Context, the Christian current affairs program that comes out of the CBC studios in Toronto. Lorna Dueck and her co-host Sheldon Neil do a great job of examining current affairs from a faith perspective. One of … Continue reading

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Anglicans Blessed to be Part of the Metro Vancouver Alliance

As a deacon and servant of Jesus Christ called to live out a vocation in the Diocese of New Westminster, I am thankful that more and more local Anglicans are becoming aware of the Metro Vancouver Alliance and are joining … Continue reading

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Occupying the Vineyard: A Sermon for Pentecost 17

OCCUPYING THE VINEYARD Matthew 21: 33-46 Ask yourself what the central activities and industries are that turn our economy. We hear a lot today about LNG plants, the oil sands, pipelines, and the supposed changes from a resource based to … Continue reading

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