The care of body and soul

By Nissa Basbaum December 19, 2018   Reflecting my penchant for all things edible, I have several food magazine subscriptions and, just like Anglican church newsletters and newspapers, these magazines are seasonal or, to use a church word, liturgical. The highlights of the liturgical food calendar include Easter, Mother’s Day, summer barbecue days, Thanksgiving and Christmas. … Continue reading “The care of body and soul”

A distinct Advent/Christmas message

By Wayne Holst December 12, 2014 Christian religion that aligns itself with societal trends runs the risk of becoming indistinguishable from our culture. William Hordern, a recently deceased Canadian theologian and a mentor of mine would say, “It fails to tell the world something the world is not already telling itself.” Several weeks ago, my … Continue reading “A distinct Advent/Christmas message”

Human rights through an Anglican lens

By Archbishop Thabo Makgoba 10 December 2018  The Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Thabo Makgoba, gives an Anglican perspective on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today (10 December), we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in … Continue reading “Human rights through an Anglican lens”

Living branches

By Fred Hiltz December 4, 2018   A recent visit to the Church of the Redeemer in downtown Toronto brought back the memory of a visit I made there on the First Sunday of Advent some years ago. What I remember so distinctly is that there was no Advent wreath of the kind I was … Continue reading “Living branches”

Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions

By Tali Folkins December 7, 2018 As the November meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS)approached, it was clear that the same-sex marriage debate and the Indigenous Anglican community would be the two biggest agenda items. After all, they’ve been the Anglican Church of Canada’s twin obsessions for many years now, and debate on both … Continue reading “Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions”