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Advent and Tomorrow’s Church

With ongoing church decline, coupled with the behavioural changes consequent to almost two years of living with COVID-19 restrictions, the church is hopefully discerning those …

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From the Editor

I want to wish you a very blessed Advent, and a Merry Christmas. It’s been another year full of ups and downs, and we are …

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Faith

When I was growing up in Chance Cove, Trinity Bay, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. At the age of ten, I broke …

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In The Beginning God

The simple statement: “In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1a) suggests at least three negative statements. First, it denies atheism. Atheism is the view that God does …

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Generation to Generation

Over the years, I have watched a lot of grandparents take their grandchildren to church with them. Often, they do so apologetically, saying, “If I …

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22 Points For Consideration

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has …

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No Person Should Be Homeless

The season of winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, but by late October or early November, we are beginning to feel the bite of …

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What Am I Doing?

That’s something that I often wonder: what am I doing as the editor of a tri-diocesan newspaper? I’m especially thinking about it right now because …

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Church Cannot Be Just Sunday Mornings

When I was a kid I remember watching sitcoms on Friday night. The original “Full House” was on in those days. I remember the first …

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Be Willing To Dig Deep To Be Thankful

Every once in a while I get a little smug. One of my offspring will randomly shock me with their awesomeness, and I give myself …

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