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
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about writing this series of articles is that I can do it with a bit of wry humour. But I know that, like Michael J. Fox’s new show, that humour doesn’t always work.
And I was reminded while watching it that that’s okay.
When I undergo my plasmapheresis treatment there’s no expectation that I’m going to walk out of the clinic cured. Our faith is like that. The “clean heart and right Spirit” that we’re looking for is already within us. But it’s never going to be perfect either.Continue reading
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