I get it; this is an odd one and some will find it undignified. Perhaps it is. But it’s also sort of interesting.
It would take pages to list Rev. Dr. Joseph McLelland’s accomplishments. He has been a minister, was the Moderator of the General Assembly in 1985, has published many books on philosophy and theology, and has been a professor and administrator at Presbyterian College and McGill University, Montreal.
If hockey is our national religion, The Tragically Hip have been among our most revered preachers.
Imagine if recording technology existed for many centuries. Whose voice would you most like to hear? An ancestor telling a family story? An artist, Shakespeare say, reading a sonnet? A figure from Christian history?
Twenty-four people were baptized at Can Kaga Otina Tipi Wakan on Aug. 9, 2015 At Birdtail First Nation in Manitoba, the bones of a dead […]
Pastors from six Arabic-speaking congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Canada held a retreat in Winnipeg in May for spiritual refreshment and mutual encouragement. The congregational […]
I’m as Presbyterian as can be. But there are a lot of Catholics in my family tree, and in the twigs and branches of my generation. I guess that’s why, when I lose something and I get really worked up about it, I pray to Saint Anthony of Padua.
The cellphone game Pokémon Go was all the rage this summer. and some Presbyterian churches had fun offering hospitality to players in their neighbourhoods and […]
Canadian Presbyterians donated more than $233,000 through Presbyterian World Service & Development in response to the fires that tore through Fort McMurray, Alta., in early […]
La Communauté Chrétienne Siloé was born in Montreal’s Chinese Presbyterian Church just six years ago with five families attending its first service. Today, Siloé is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with 234 members.
Days that open with wacky dancing and end in prayer. Meals spent discussing Bible study and Frisbee games. Evenings filled with worship and cotton candy. This was Canada Youth, a week-long conference held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.
As I grew up, I turned away from anything that had to do with religion. The very word reminded me of residential school. Evening prayers and forced Sunday school attendance; I was having none of that in my life.
We are known for the tradition of “we’ve always done it this way.” Yet as a denomination we frequently forget the second part of our tradition—the part that asks: What do I find important in the church that I want to bring forward and hand over to the next generation?
Last autumn found Davin and me leaving home before daylight to travel up to the headwaters of Knife Creek on day three of our annual father-son deer hunt.
Here’s a word I’ve just learned—thankfully one so easy I didn’t even need a dictionary to parse it: Gutmensch. This word has been all over social media and news programs in the past six months.
Sometimes a text of scripture sticks in my mind for days and even weeks. While this can be true of music as well, I have come to realize the spiritual significance of these Bible passages that take hold of my consciousness for a time.
When I asked a fellow tourist from Dublin what she thought of Hanoi, she exclaimed, “I crossed the street!” We laughed because it is an accomplishment.
While I love the passion and biblical focus that some Evangelicals place on moral and spiritual purity in the Christian life I can’t help but be discontent after 10+ years of Evangelical metamorphosis with basing my existence as a Christian on simplistic and rigid markers of spiritual growth.
It was an easy afternoon’s trip on a river that Gerald and I had known virtually all of our lives.
My favourite place to bring people on pilgrimage is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. To our Protestant eyes, there isn’t much recognizable ground.