“Cleanse The Thoughts…”

photo: Steve Bell A couple of weeks ago, I gave a retreat to a small group of businessmen who meet regularly to deepen friendships and to help each other to grow in character and faith.   These were all very successful, triple A personality types who carry loads of...

New CD from Alana Levandoski

  Behold I Make All Things New – the new CD by Alana Levandoski released Sept. 2015 Produced by Murray Pulver, Alana Levandoski, Steve Bell Signpost Music This project is what happens when a master-craftswoman and a Christian contemplative meet in the same...

New Book and CD from Steve Bell and Jamie Howison

New Book and Companion CD: I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms —by Jamie Howison and Steve Bell       This new CD / Book combo is years in the making. The songs themselves—17 on the CD, corresponding to 17 chapters in the...

JESUS, STILL A REFUGEE

At Church, on the first Sunday of September, just as the Syrian refugee crisis was staggering the rest of the world with the terrible picture of a young boy washed up dead upon a beach, the lectionary reading for the day’s worshipping community was the...

Justice In Principle – Freedom In Deed

Justice in Principle…Freedom In Deed — Steve Bell, August 11, 2015 (WPG) Several weeks ago, I found myself an interviewee-in-waiting at CBC’s complex on Portage Avenue, situated in sunny downtown Winnipeg. Talk-show host Ismaila Alfa requested an interview,...

A lack of principle

Tory doublespeak creates confusion over Shoal Lake’s road to freedom By: Mary Agnes Welch Posted: 08/12/2015 3:00 AM If you’re the fine folks of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, you’ve got bigger things to worry about than how 22 words became the most...

Shoal Lake 40 – Situation Synopsis and Request

Shoal Lake 40 — Situation Synopsis  In 1919, an aqueduct to carry clean lake water directly to Winnipeg was completed. It was built on prime lands (including burial grounds) appropriated from the Ojibwa village traditionally called Kekekoziibii (Hawk River)—otherwise...

‘Tsunami’ For First Nation

07/24/2015 Campaign to build road to Shoal Lake 40 catches a wave by Alexandra Paul You may have seen the church signs, attended Muslim or Hindu prayers, handed over a loonie for a glass of Shoal Lake water at the fringe festival or signed one of many petitions....

Road To Reconciliation | Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

July 2/ 2015 Dear friends and supporters, Would you please give me a moment of your time and consider my request for you to read and sign a petition. In summary we’re asking the House of Commons to:  Please honour your fiduciary obligation to the people of Shoal Lake...

Alana ‘n Me…

Back in 2005, a gaggle of Winnipeg veteran musicians gathered at McNally Robinson Bookstore to celebrate the release of John Einerson’s book, Made in Manitoba: A Musical Legacy.   The book celebrated the significant musical contributions of Manitoba’s...

FAITH TODAY: Interview with Steve Bell

  From Faith Today interview with Steve Bell, March/April 2015 www.faithtoday.ca   Steve Bell is a Canadian Christian music icon and co-owner of Winnipeg’s Signpost Music. He has 18 solo CDs under his belt, including Pilgrimage, his most recent collection...

BURNING EMBER: The Steve Bell Journey / Laurels and Awards

Two years ago, after first ignoring an email from film director Andrew Wall, I agreed to meet him to discuss the possibility of Refuge 31 Films doing a feature-length documentary on my career. Initially, I wasn’t very keen for a number of reasons. First, I...

Time For Rising | Easter Morning

I spent a good part of  yesterday (Holy Saturday) reading “Indian’s Don’t Cry” by George Kenny.  It seemed like an appropriate book to read on the day that places solemn distance between the devastating events of Good Friday and the astonishing...
“HIS & HERS” JUNOs captures fairy-tale love story…

“HIS & HERS” JUNOs captures fairy-tale love story…

How often do two family members win JUNOs at the same event? Virtually unknown Winnipeg designer Roberta Hansen with photographer Mike Latschislaw win a JUNO for Recording Package of the Year on Steve Bell’s 25th Anniversary Pilgrimage Album. The story doesn’t end...

Feast of St. Patrick | March 17

St. Patrick: the “Holy Servant-Boy” The stories of St. Patrick are wild, fanciful and mostly unsubstantiated. As with the lives of many early saints, the lore compared to the actual lives lived may well be very distant cousins. But that doesn’t mean...

Remember Me

“In your love,  re-member me…” Psalm 25   Certainly one of the most painful experiences of human existence is the shame of social alienation. To be cut off from family, friends, community—to be shunned, excluded, rejected, dismembered—is a...

Clean Monday – First day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

Below is chapter 4 from Steve Bell’s multi-media eBook  “PilgrimYear: Lent” , which can be read on mobile devices and on-line HERE…   The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open! —Lenten Triodion   For the Eastern...

Several Shades of Valentine’s Day

I’m not a prude. At least I don’t think I am. I really do believe we are created by a good God who blesses us to delight in our sexuality. But I don’t think it makes me a religious moralist to suggest that when we allow our natural appetites and affections to...
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