They had the faith

And Moses said, “Dear God, please send someone else.” The times I respect my parents the most is when they are working with their literacy nonprofit, The Reading Room. Not love them the most, or like them the most, or appreciate them the most. But through all of our fights...

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Annunciation

 Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, nine months before Christmas, when we take time to remember and rejoice that the Word of God broke into the life of a young girl and upended it completely, all because she had...

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It is Lent

It is Lent. We prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection by turning to God in fasting, in prayer, and in acts of generosity. Let us set aside things that distract us from what is good and holy in God’s sight. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Let us...

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Talking about Jesus

This article was originally published in the column “Ask a Chaplain” on the McGill Christians Blog. The McGill Christians Blog is a student-led initiative, overseen by an ecumencial editorial board and publishing student writing on their experiences of being Christian on campus. This is my attempt to answer the question:...

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The ending is only the beginning

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has issued its report.  The #22days campaign, marking the Anglican Church of Canada’s reception of that report and its commitment to the ongoing work of reconciliation, has come to an end.  But, as the campaign says, this ending is only the beginning.  We are all...

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Making it…implicit?

In last week’s Porous Church column, “Making it Explicit”,  I reflected on the importance of being explicit about my faith and my doubts.  Erica Jacobs-Perkins, a member of our young adult community who has left Montreal for the next steps in her journey, sent me her thoughts and has agreed to...

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Embracing Ordinary

I leave my home to go to work before the sun rises, and most of the people I encounter are huddled against the wind or trying to drink coffee without either missing the bus or spilling it all over themselves. For the most part, we look at the ground, we...

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