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GLORY! The Feast of the Nativity | December 25

On the Feast of the Nativity, we look into the humble, entirely vulnerable face of the Christ Child and ask how we can possibly perceive the “splendour of the Father, and the figure of his substance.”

Report and Request from Steve Bell / Christmas 2018

Greetings friends and supporters, As 2018 draws to a close I can’t help but take a deep breath to begin the “cool down” from what was a very busy and different year for me. Besides the regular flurry of concerts, 2018 saw the launch of my two-day retreat called For the Journey, which I offered […]

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It’s the Fast that Makes the Feast

If we want to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming, we must detach ourselves from all the goods of the earth…retire into the interior desert of our heart, far from creatures to await the coming of Jesus in deep recollection, silence, and solitude, insofar as the duties of our state in life permit.  —Father Gabriel […]

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Mary: Ark of the New Covenant

Even in our troubled humanity—within the drama of brokenness, redemption and salvation—we, too, have been invited to take up our role as maternal-spouse of God: to receive, carry and bear forth new life for the sake of the world. Anything less is beneath our dignity…

We Are Waiting…

Advent! A holy season in which we connect again with our “inconsolable longing,” as C.S. Lewis called it – our yearning for the One who is to come and is also, mysteriously, the One who has come already – come as a child, come as fellow-sufferer, come as Saviour, and yet whose coming, already achieved, […]

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Introduction to Advent: The 40 Days Before Christmas

Advent simply means,‘to come’ (Latin: advenire, from ad-‘to’ venire-‘come’). Christians have traditionally set aside this liturgical season to anticipate the coming of Christ. Advent is a season of attentive waiting. Of course, as with all waiting comes the inevitable agony of anticipation – so much so that we are inclined to want to do something to make the waiting itself bearable and meaningful. In this regard, Advent is an active season of mindful preparation as well.

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Pilgrim Year Introduction

Each Monday, we will be posting an excerpt from Pilgrim Year, my seven book series reflecting on the rich tradition of the Church calendar year. This week’s post is the introduction to the entire series.

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Pilgrim Year: New Steve Bell Book Series is Released

Signpost Music is pleased to announce the release of the Pilgrim Year collection by author and musician Steve Bell. Published by Novalis Press, the collection of books features written reflections on the liturgical year, accompanied by links to the music of this iconic Canadian Christian singer and songwriter.

2018 Fall Concert Line-Up

I have been rather busy with touring, book-writing, preparing to launch a podcast, and developing a two-day retreat I’m offering in several locations this fall. Check out the schedule to see if I have events near you…

Critical Moment for Canadian Indigenous/settler Relations!

This coming  Wednesday, February 7 is critical to Canadian Indigenous/settler relations and will speak volumes about what is true about our collective resolve to move past wounding relationships to mutually flourishing ones. Here’s how your voice can be heard…