The Metro Alliance for the Common Good: THE LISTENING CAMPAIGN

The Metro Alliance for the Common Good (MACG) invites us to: THE LISTENING CAMPAIGN Facing the Challenges of Our Time: listening to Real People, about Real Issues, acting for Real Change. This community-based initiative will identify the most pressing issues and challenges of our city and harness our shared interest and power to make a […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 28, 2016

LIFE … AFTER THE INN Last week we learned that the Inn From the Cold’s Community Inn Program has been discontinued. There will be no more inns hosted by faith communities throughout the city for Calgary’s homeless. Most homeless families will now find shelter at IFTC itself, in its large downtown location. Most homeless singles […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 21, 2016

INNS SUSPENDED Last week we were shocked to learn that the Inn From the Cold Society is suspending its Community Inn program involving many faith groups across the city, like our own, that provide shelter for the homeless. Since 1997, every night homeless families and individuals have been provided with a hot meal, a safe […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 14, 2016

LENT Lent is upon us, the season that anticipates new life even as it denies us access to that life just yet. The Germanic languages gave us the term (shortened from lenten), which referred to spring and to the lengthening of days. But in the West the Church gave it significance as a season during […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 07, 2016

WHO DE MAN? The Anglican Church is not a democracy. All churches, according to their highest ideals, are theocracies—faith-based political organizations following the will of God. But things get slippery when they actually go about trying to interpret God’s will. Whose interpretation is correct, and in any case who gets to decide whose interpretation is […]