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Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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September 2007

Happy Birthday Video


Thank you all for the greetings that you have sent to my Dad for his 91st birthday. From all accounts he is enjoying a great day. You can still send along a greeting if you have not by simpy emailing... Continue Reading →

Dad is 91


Tomorrow (September 28) will be my Dad’s 91st birthday! I am happy and thrilled that he has reached such a fine age and that he is so healthy and strong and so very smart. There are so many things in... Continue Reading →

Fluid Tradition and Practicing Congregations


The last blog post brought some interesting reflection from readers. (See the comments portion of the earlier post.) Perhaps this topic bears more exposition. I would like to follow up what I wrote last night by expounding a little on... Continue Reading →

Church Drop Outs


  An article from the August 7, 2007 USA today tells us that “Young adults aren't sticking with church.” Now this is probably not news to many of us who have been hanging out in churches. What is very interesting... Continue Reading →

Ed Smith and Padre Pio


WRITTEN  SEPTEMBER 23 In the Roman Calendar, today is the commemoration of Padre Pio. A Saint who was canonized by John Paul II, Padre Pio died in 1968. He was a man of great witness and discipleship. Padre Pio became... Continue Reading →

We are a church of Discipleship


The last few days have been good and productive and I continue to learn more about myself, St. Mark’s by-the-Lake, and the benefits of our long-term pastorate together. As a people of God together, it is clear that we can... Continue Reading →

I’m on Course


I am currently on a course with Alban Institute – the course is called A New Vision for the Long Pastorate. Here is the quote from today –“Tradition: the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism: The dead faith of the... Continue Reading →

A Holy Time


Muslims around the world have entered into the most holy time of the year today with the start of Ramadan. This is a 30 day observance marked by fasting (sawm), prayer and intentional efforts to refrain from gossip and backbiting,... Continue Reading →

Good-Bye to a Saint!


Today I discovered that last Thursday Madeline L’Engle died. I was heartbroken. Madeline L’Engle was a great writer who was probably best known for her book “A Wrinkle in Time.”  This award winning book was a favourite for many young... Continue Reading →

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