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The Gospel of a Life Lived in Love

There was good news from Ottawa in February. Long pause. No, it had nothing to do with protests or convoys, hysteria and shouting. A new

A Matter of Faith

Let us say grace, as it were. The 60s are beguiling. I don’t mean the 1960s. I was born in 1959 and couldn’t say “permissive

I Gave In

In late October 2021, in our very own Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, I was ordained a priest. I’d been made a deacon two years

When Conservatisms Collide

While nobody ever thought they’d be a serious contender for government, the People’s Party of Canada made a definite impression in the recent election. They

The Infinitely Important Rebel

I had a new book published recently, entitled The Rebel Christ. Provocative? I certainly hope so! Because its starting point is a question, based on a

Obscuring the Face of Christ

The devil, it’s said, has all the best tunes. Not sure if that’s necessarily true, but Beelzebub certainly has an exemplary public relations department. How

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Empathy: The Great Virtue

In recent months, churches in Canada have been attacked, some of them destroyed. Most have been Roman Catholic, but some were Anglican. This has all

A Contemporary Grief Observed

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people considering mortality in a way they’ve seldom done before, which makes the timing of Richard Coles’ new book,

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Abiding with Jesus

When I was a small boy, I spent a great deal of time with my grandpa. He was nothing special to most people but everything

Hope: the Great Conqueror

A new year, a new start, a new hope. It’s a time to look to what is to come but also, sometimes painfully, to look

Church and State: Can They Be Separate?

It was never really in doubt that Notre Dame University law professor Amy Coney Barrett was going to be appointed to the US Supreme Court.

Never Ending Magic

As Christians we’re in the loving business. That might sound crass, like something from an awful Valentine’s Day card. But love, authentic and fierce love,

Race and Jesus: Not a New Topic

At long last it seems that issues of racism and racial injustice are to be addressed properly, or at least be at the centre of

Cancel Culture

In early July, a letter signed by 150 leading writers and academics was published in Harper’s magazine. Signatories included authors J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood,

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