What is the church and what does it do all week? That’s for you to find out.
When I first see the snowbirds flying in formation over a field I am filled with the contrasting feelings of euphoria and angst. Winter’s arrival does that to me.
With the passing of the Presbyterian Record, one more branch no longer burns on the Presbyterian Church in Canada bush.
The central theme in Shane Claiborne’s message of justice is relationship; that our world’s many ills can be solved if people—particularly people from different social strata—simply take the time to get to know each other.
The magazine may be no more, but the stories of the Presbyterian Church in Canada continue.
“I hear there are drugs that can help me live. Can you help?” The woman was thin, her face drawn. We sat in a small […]
I have been blessed to play with these kids in a really fun amusement park. I’m going to miss the daily engagement with them all. I’m going to miss having this bully pulpit. And I’m going to miss hanging with all of you.
There’s so much in those few words we hear year after year: “laid him in a manger;” “no room in the inn.” But there’s a problem.
A member of Knox Spadina, Toronto, received the Meritorious Service Cross from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in November for his dedication to […]
Hassen al Hussein, born on Nov. 6, is a miracle child whose birth has knitted together two churches, a mosque, dozens of local volunteers and […]
I suppose most of us have heard the words “change” and “transition” enough these days to last us a long time.
The idea bubbled up over a breakfast shared by women ministers in communities west of Toronto. Rev. Gale Macdonald was planning a service at her […]
The news of the Record no longer being published was upsetting to me as a novice writer. This was a place my pen and I considered home.
Our faith is in a God of Love—love that became enfleshed in Jesus Christ. And while it is true that if we truly believe this we will try to live in a certain manner, that perspective is quite different from treating the Bible as a set of rules to be followed so that God will accept us.
From both Sarah Joseph and Karen Armstrong I think I expected to hear about something historical, perhaps concerning the underpinnings of our contemporary situation. Instead, the evening was a call to action.
Status Tax free tobacco at band store. But this is not the incense of our ancestors wafting peaceful prayers & contemplations of Creator. No.
My “church” is not composed of a typical congregation. Rather, it is comprised of a multitude of faiths: agnostic, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, and more. It is in this multi-faith, pluralistic environment that I live out my calling as a Christian chaplain.
I had my first real introduction to ARISE on a chilly night last November.
Will Willimon is one of the two most frequently read pastors in mainline Protestantism. He shares his thoughts on equipping future church leaders.
I got a hug from a stranger in a church. It was great.