The sorrow and tragedy of Good Friday doesn’t come from any imaginary need on “God’s” part for a sacrificial lamb. Rather, Good Friday underlines the reality that two millennia hasn’t been enough for us acknowledge our interconnectedness with each other and all of CreationContinue reading
At this point the #PMSH’s words became inaudible as the sound of hell freezing over drowned out everything else. #PMSH #AprilFoolsContinue reading
My mother passed away recently. Our theologies were very different. Our faiths were identical. Her understanding of God was very traditional. Mine is anything but. That’s what inclusiveness calls us to.Continue reading
There was a time when I thought that if the media spent as much time looking at the positive things that happen in the world as they do endlessly looping video of a tragedy that the world wouldn’t seem to be so dark and dangerous. I still think that. But a recent column by Emma Teitel about “hate clicking” made me think about something else.Continue reading
Remembrance Day is not only for the fallen. It should remind us of the ongoing obligation we have to support the veterans who have served in all capacities and who continue to bear the physical and psychological scars of their sacrifice for all of us.Continue reading
Stephen Harper could have made sure that the men and women he appointed to the Senate were of the highest calibre; that they represented a broad cross-section of Canadian thought, experience, and character; that, given a position of highest trust, they would conduct themselves by the highest ethical standards.
This is what happens when ideology trumps ethics.
The ticker at the bottom of the CBC News screen read “Harper not swayed by senators’ pleas.” Why should that matter?Continue reading
a summary of tweets and retweets for the past week that illustrate the Principle of Mutuality in some aspect of life.Continue reading
In Canada this weekend, there’s no shortage of Thanksgiving messages circulating on FaceBook or Twitter or in every media newscast, newspaper, blog, or what have you.
But there is, it seems to me, a particular challenge for mainline and progressive people of faith in expressing our thankfulness.
did anyone’s mother ever really remind them to wear clean underwear when they were going out “in case they got into an accident”?Continue reading