• Sharyn Hall

    The Reverend Canon Dr. Sharyn Hall is an honorary member of the clergy at Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton.


What is truth?

The oldest surviving piece of text from any Gospel in the New Testament is a tiny fragment from the Gospel of John. It dates from

The Holy Land of Sorrows

There is a long history behind the recent war in the Holy Land. The tragedy of religious hatred and strife has played out time and

The Lord Is Coming!

A few years ago I saw a man on Bloor Street in Toronto who caught my attention. He was not young, but a hard life

Love is Stronger Than Hate

September always brings the memory of 9/11, an event more than 20 years ago that raised fears for the future of our global world. Two

Stranger at the Gate

Richard McKinney grew up trying to prove he was a young man with a future, so he joined the Marines as his father had. His

The Age of Rising Seas

Recently, scientists have discovered underwater creatures which no one knew existed. Explorers have discovered caves with majestic creations of gypsum crystals at least two storeys

Amazing Grace

The song “Amazing Grace” has become much more than a religious hymn. It is sung by folk singers and opera stars, in concert halls and

Seeing Beyond Ourselves

On January 6, we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. From the Gospel of Matthew, we read the story of the Magi, who see a

In November We Remember

Like many of you, I have had more time to read books during this pandemic. Many books published recently describe the daily lives of people

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm,  Hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark.  At the end of the storm, there’s

Three angels hosted by Abraham, Ludovico Carracci (c. 1610-1612), Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale

The Blessings of Hospitality

Of the many changes in our lives during this pandemic, one that we will no longer take for granted is the blessings of hospitality. Over

Blossom By Blossom The Spring Begins

For winter’s rains and ruins are over,… And frosts are slain and flowers begotten, And in green underwood and cover Blossom by blossom the spring

God In The Darkness

In these winter days, we are well aware of the physical contrast between light and darkness. We are at a time of the earth’s rotation

Children Remember War

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry real war against war, we shall have to begin

God and Science Together

In times of fear, when humans feel overwhelmed by forces beyond their control, they search for a higher power. When the Hebrew people felt overwhelmed

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