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Text messaging at Nativity?

Christmas Messages by text — 2018 What if the Nativity happened now? How would the word spread? “Here are a few fun moments for the Christmas Season. It’s twelve days, right. This video is from an online group known as txtstories. They put together some comical videos that reenact conversations that happen through text messaging.…

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Be like Bartimaeus

Be like Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 click for reading As a result of not being able to see, Bartimaeus was reduced to the sidelines of society from where he was forced to beg in order to survive. He would have been dependent on whatever friends he might have had to help him find a good spot…

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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude A homily at Harvest Thanksgiving by The Rev’d Glenn Empey A very Happy Harvest Thanksgiving to you. The time of harvest is at hand. I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Harvest Thanksgiving. This is a special time of the year particularly in Canada. The trees begin to turn…

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Heartbeat of the Church

The heartbeat of the Church — Letter from the Primate, Anglican Church of Canada — September 2018 Dear Friends in Christ, This month marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of the General Synod of our beloved Church. It was a coming together of dioceses across Canada in the spirit of partnership in God’s mission in…

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How come people don’t talk much about faith?

Why are people so reluctant to talk about faith these days? A study by the Barna Group The Barna Group is an independent for-profit research organization that has been conducting interviews and research for over thirty years. Since 1984, it has conducted over one million interviews that have provided data for studies that track the…

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Jesus is the bread of life — not was…

Jesus is the bread of life — not was the bread of life A homily for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey — read text John 6: 35, 41-51 We’re well into the season in the liturgical calendar known as The Season after Pentecost. It’s also called Ordinary Time. In the lectionary some…

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Scriptural imagination in a secular age

Restoring scriptural imagination in a secular age — The Living Church — This article, by Timothy O’Malley writing in an e-newsletter for The Living Church, is a bit heavy and academic but if you’re into that or just want to check it out, the author makes some very good points. I suspect that so-called evangelicals are…

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The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are you?

The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are You? The Institute of Evangelism – by Judy Paulsen Judy and Pat often gather with the People of St Matthew – St Aidan for worship during the times they are in the Buckhorn area. This is a great article by Judy. Article used with permission.   It is true that people’s…

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Conrad Black comments on letter by Cardinal

Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal Lord Conrad Black of Crossharbour, author and former media mogul, recently opined in The National Post about a letter circulated by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Toronto. Black begins his commentary by discussing the point made by the Cardinal about the summer jobs programmes. In an…

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