Reflection

The epiphanies of life

Piano tuners have to hit single notes again and again. However, now and again they play a chord and you realize how infinitely richer a …

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The night the stars sang

Hollywood loves the word “apocalypse.” To them it means “dollars.” It means a big-screen disaster movie, complete with toppling high-rises, mile-high tsunamis engulfing cities and terrified humans running in all …

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Nahr el-Kalb

The pity of war

In  1697 Henry Maundrell, academic of Exeter College in Oxford and Church of England priest, was acting as chaplain to the new Levant Company based …

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The gift of a story

One of the joys of ordained ministry is that you can find yourself baptizing your two great-grandchildren. For me those joyful occasions were a few …

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A time for harvesting

Donaguile, Castlecomer, 1940 In the 1920s, the world of Irish farming was simple and modest. Some large estates were exceptions, but they were diminishing in …

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Corpus Christi

Herb O’Driscoll’s newest book of memoirs, I Will Arise and Go Now: Reflections on the Meaning of Places and People, was released Feb.17 by Morehouse …

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Highway 1 near Banff

A sense of déjà vu: on the Trans-Canada Highway from Calgary to Banff

During our years at the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park in Calgary, I used to take Monday as my day off. Sometimes, my …

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Calvary

Herb O’Driscoll’s newest book of memoirs, I Will Arise and Go Now: Reflections on the Meaning of Places and People, was released Feb. 17 by …

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Herb O'Driscoll

The donkey remembered

Herb O’Driscoll’s newest book of memoirs, I Will Arise and Go Now: Reflections on the Meaning of Places and People, was released Feb.17 by Morehouse …

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A brief encounter

By late afternoon he came down out of the hills to a wooded valley. He noticed that the forest floor was tinder dry. Even this …

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Pandemic offers launchpad for message

St. John the Divine, Victoria, began this pandemic like many other Christian communities, taking a reactive rather than a proactive approach to using technology in …

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