Anniversary History

In celebration of the first 50 years of the church, a book was published with the title: History of the first 50 years of the Anglican Church of St. Mary’s. In the introduction, the Vicar at that time, C. Fraser Withington, wrote about the changing landscape of the...

Running from one emergency to the next

A friend of mine once worked in an organization that underwent a strategic review. The result? His department was, ‘running from one emergency to the next’. This phrase has stuck with me ever since. I think it’s because it seems this is how life is for most of us....

Comfortable Sins in our Communities

At university or at church, talking with friends or with family an increasingly common question is this; what have you been watching lately? What have you seen on Netflix recently? Got a series you could recommend? Before I discuss the sins of entertainment I want to...

Book Review: You Can Change

I think that it’s rare to come across a book that you would actually read more than once. Most books we read once (or halfway through) get the point and then we store the book or send it off to the Salvos. But some books are the exception. Some books we come back to,...

Book Review: What Some Of You Were

Has someone ever said “no one understands” to you before? Or have you have felt like no one understands what you are going through? Sometimes the worst part of a struggle or trial in life is the feeling of isolation that is tied to it like a bag of concrete. On the...