Opinion

The most secular diocese in North America

As we begin 2023, I’d invite us all to consider the recent census that suggests we are the most secular diocese in North America. According …

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Will the new year bring anything new, or just more novelties?

The new is not the novel. The novel appears routinely — novel gadgets, novel operating systems, and even novel cultural trends. But the genuinely new …

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Christian themes in the Harry Potter book series  

Having recently finished reading the seven volumes of Harry Potter (British Bloomsbury edition) for the first time at age 70, I was struck by its …

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A timeless love

I recall reading somewhere that something we take totally for granted about the human mind is in fact one of its most remarkable accomplishments. It …

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Thank God for all of this 

When Roland Hui, the interim editor, contacted me in November about writing regularly for Faith Tides, I had one comment and three questions. The comment …

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Christo fascism in Canada

In front of the BC legislature on many Saturdays over the past year, you would see people holding up signs about freedom, many of them …

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Jesus loves our transgender siblings

I think about my trans friends and of their courage to simply be themselves. It’s not right that they are forced to put their lives …

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Making sense of Advent expectation

“He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.” ~ The Nicene Creed The …

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Polarization, neutrality and the Tower of Babel  

Many of us are horrified at the extent of polarization in our world, like that found in our neighbours to the south, or in the …

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Letters to the editor (December 2022)

Dear Editor,  The October issue’s article in Faith Tides bemoaning all the electronic waste nudged me to inform you of the opportunity and obligation we …

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Empty pews and self-emptying

In 2021, Russell Daye and Robert Fennell published Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities. Having researched thriving mainline Christian communities in Canada, the thesis …

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Remembering nature as the place of God

The following sermon was delivered at the diocesan We Together conference, which took place in Nanaimo on Sept. 30–Oct. 1. You can watch this sermon …

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Hard hat country

The excavation site is huge. Someday, a towering structure will emerge to — we fervently hope — grace the city. At the moment, this area …

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“I had no more excuses”

When I was in my teens living in Baltimore, I was very involved in the Episcopal Church. At that time, I felt called to be …

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Anglicanism and Anglianism

At the end of September, our diocesan conference, We Together, was held in Nanaimo. In the opening address on the Friday night, I spoke about …

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