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July/August 2017

FEATURES A covering of love [Sharon Simpson Between two worlds: A hospital chaplain reflects on medical assistance in dying [Lawrence T. Cheung Journeying to the next stage: What…

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Journeying to the next stage

What I’ve learned about end-of-life care I lay on the pullout chair on one side of his bed; my sister on another. We wanted to be there, but…

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Between two worlds

I first met Phil on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in his private room up on the palliative care unit. He was a retired engineer in his late 70s….

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Article 3: Creation and humanity

Back in the late 1970s when I was barely a teen, I tagged along with my parents as they attended a Sunday school convention in Detroit, Mich. There,…

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No one dies alone

Everyone dies alone. Maybe you’ve heard it from the misanthropic Dr. House on the Fox TV show, or maybe you trace it back to French philosopher Blaise Pascal’s…

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Troubling times

Biblical guidance for how to disagree on fractious issues “What’s happening in our denomination?” Sometimes I’m asked this question at the archives where I work as church historian….

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Letters July/August 2017

History that inspires I take great interest in reading the obituaries in the section Finish Lines. I never fail to be inspired by the real lives of real…

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Being a witness to those who are dying

How do you describe yourself to others? “To really understand me, you need to know that I am ______”. How do you fill in the blank?  With your…

Life & Faith

An invitation to kindness and generosity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pov.ology: a resource for churches “To be called to be evangelists is not just to be proclaimers or talkers – it’s to be people who carry the reality…

A Community Psalm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Community Psalm worship the Lord, honour him in word, deed and community; honour too your siblings, and welcome all into your home. you are my alpha and…

Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

How beautiful are the feet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A tale of two slippers over three-and-a-half-decades of ministry A pair of slippers crafted from fine leather, we caught the eye of a Canadian couple visiting relatives in…

Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

Friday, February 24, 2017

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

Come, Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

“Honey, let me hold your baby.” My husband Dave and I were happily sitting in a pew at Cariboo Bethel Church, Williams Lake, B.C., when this woman offered…

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