This Week at St. Stephen’s–March 05, 2014

OUR GOD People sometimes complain that they cannot relate to the God of the Bible, a God who at times seems vengeful, violent and cruel. This is often posed as a difference between the Old Testament and the New—that the former is frightening while the latter is compassionate. But this oversimplifies the case which, in […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–March 05, 2014

OUR GOD People sometimes complain that they cannot relate to the God of the Bible, a God who at times seems vengeful, violent and cruel. This is often posed as a difference between the Old Testament and the New—that the former is frightening while the latter is compassionate. But this oversimplifies the case which, in […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 23, 2014

MAKING OUR “HOUSE” A HOME’ It takes a while before a new “house” becomes a “home”. We begin of course by making the place functional. We arrange our furnishings, we hang curtains, we hook up the phone lines. We could stop there, but we don’t. Because the next step is to decorate the space with […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 16, 2014

 MORE THAN WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE                                                               At the parish AGM last Sunday, we re-elected our three Synod delegates: Jean Springer, Blake Kanewischer and Heather Campbell.  This year will be their first chance to represent St. Stephen’s at Synod, in the debates that will shape the future of our Diocese.  But what do Diocesan issues […]