This Week – February 27, 2011

Next week we will stay behind following the 10:30 service to elect a new Deputy People’s Warden and at least three Lay Delegates to Synod. Herewith, a crash course in Anglican governance. It is said of the Anglican Church that we are “episcopally led” and “synodically governed”. What this means is that authority is a […]

This Week – February 20, 2011

Our new Vestry met for the first time last week. Right out of the gate its members identified some of the areas we may focus on in the coming year: children and young families, parish health and vitality, and neighbourhood outreach. Happily, St. Stephen’s is enjoying a bit of a baby boom these days. This […]

This Week – February 13, 2011

“Liberal” Christians are those who refuse to park their brains at the door when they go to church. No doubt other Christians say the same thing about themselves (who wants to admit to being brainless?) while at the same time teaching a faith of blind and often witless obedience. Take this week’s Gospel reading, for […]

This Week – February 6, 2011

Jesus counselled his followers to love their enemies and to pray for those who persecuted them (Matthew 5:44). St. Paul advised the early Christians to whom he wrote that they should be subject to the governing authorities as to God (Romans 13:1). So what are we to make of civil disobedience? And how are we […]