Opinion

Discerning a postcolonial presence on ‘Yalis 

During the second week of May, I will be travelling with Brendon Neilson, vision animator, and Elizabeth Northcott, archdeacon of the Mid-North Islands region, to …

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Holding space for climate grief

Because we’ve just come through Holy Week, it strikes me that the way to be church for people who are grieving climate change, grieving anything, …

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Divesting from the dystopian real estate market

or, why flipping your house is an unjust act  When we bought our house in Victoria, BC, eight years ago, we had already been selected …

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Three empty graves

I have recently learned a piece of family history many years after the event. I learned that two grave plots in St Luke Cedar Hill …

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A silencing of doubt

Sometimes when I wonder at the scriptures of the resurrection, asking the questions and experiencing the doubts that people have voiced since the extraordinary events …

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Q&A with a military chaplain

Sarah Priebe is a military chaplain at CFB Esquimalt and a parishioner of the Church of the Advent, Colwood. Faith Tides editor Naomi Racz spoke …

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Where God might be calling us next

About a month ago, all the clergy of the diocese gathered (on Zoom, of course) and, together, we pondered the question of where God might …

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The Friday we dare to call Good

Those who wrote the four gospels did so because they were convinced that the three fleeting years of the public ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, …

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The work of attention: a Lenten discipline

“Not only does the love of God have attention for its substance; the love of our neighbour, which we know to be the same love, …

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St. Brigid spans pagan and Christian traditions

Book review: Brigid’s Mantle: A Celtic Dialogue Between Pagan and Christian by Lilly Weichberger & Kenneth McIntosh. Vestal, NY, Anamchara Books, 2015  Saint Brigid of …

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Celtic spirituality and the great injustices of our times

Book Review: Persistent Resistance: Calls for Justice from the Celtic Traditions: A Collection of Essays edited by Ellyn Sanna. Vestal, NY, Anamchara Books, 2019. Although Celtic …

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Living out the Sermon on the Mount

This past week, I finally got around to reading a letter of historic importance — lost for nearly 90 years and republished only last January. …

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‘Love is a many-splendored thing’

You may remember this as the title song in a long-ago movie of the same name. The stars, as we used to say, were William …

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Finding our place in a larger story

I play the role of lead actor in the story of my life, and even my nearest and dearest are but supporting actors. This claim …

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A place of love and safety

During the month of January, the lectionary worked its way through some of Paul’s first letters to the church in Corinth. We heard Paul remind …

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