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PILGRIM YEAR by Steve Bell: a review (Crux Journal)

The Pilgrim Year book series is in many ways a natural culmination of Steve’s musical and story-telling career. In seven beautifully designed booklets, Steve takes the reader thoughtfully through the church year. The itinerary across the terrain of the church seasons turns out to be, as the title suggests, a pilgrimage for the soul.

Thanksgiving Day 2019

…a day set aside to thank God for the gifts of creation given to sustain and delight all those who humbly participate in its goodness.

JUNO Winner Steve Bell Celebrates 30 Year Career with WSO

“Steve Bell’s concerts have become a highly anticipated tradition at the WSO,” says Trudy Schroeder, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. “The experience should not be missed.”

Steve Bell and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra / Oct. 25/19

So… this next concert will be dedicated to my Dad…

My Father Has Passed

It’s with profound heartache that I must announce that my father, Alfred Clement Bell, died last Wednesday afternoon…

Ordinary Time Book Cover

LOVING THE DAILY DIVINE | Introduction to Ordinary Time

Finally, we come to the last and longest season of the Christian year – Ordinary Time.

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PENTECOST SUNDAY | The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Even though most of us think of heaven and earth as distinct places, we also believe there can be “thin places” where the two are very close, overlapping even.

Advent is a Robust & Demanding Spiritual Season — Faith Today

Easy, triumphant declarations like “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!” or campaigns to “Keep Christ In Christmas” will not do. We are invited to much more than that. We are encouraged to attend deeply to the pulse of this season, to enter into it quietly, penitently, patiently and expectantly, allowing it to penetrate and resound in the fecund depths of our souls.

Success: The Art of Staying Closely Behind — Seven Magazine

While modernity mostly conceives of success as the art of getting ahead, an archaic understanding would think of it as the art of staying closely behind. In this light, the more interesting questions isn’t how does one succeed, but rather who does one succeed. To echo Robert Frost, the distinction can make all the difference.

Love is the Renewed Normal — The Anglican Planet

What we often don’t fully appreciate is that Jesus’ baptism not only reveals his divinity, but from this symbolic gesture of an individual death arises the revelation of God’s tri-unity. From here, then, we begin to apprehend the significance of the death of our own egocentric individuality, and resurrection into the altrocentric com-unity that is God’s nature from which all creation springs.