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.

Ascension, 1305-06, Giotto

AND WE DANCE | Ascension Continued

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord has traditionally been celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter.

Biblical Echoes in the Fight for Indigenous Rights Bill C-262.

Christians have a foundational story that for thousands of years has fashioned our social ethic towards vigorous compassion and social engagement in solidarity with marginalized and oppressed peoples…

Orthodox Icon of the Ascension of Christ

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD | Forty Days after Easter

From a young age, I was taught that the ascension of Jesus meant that Jesus was the first human to ascend to heaven, and that we, his followers, would one day go to be with him there.

Engraving of "The Vision of The Valley of The Dry Bones" by Gustave Doré

DEAD BONES AND SHINING CITIES

In Ezekiel’s dream, the breath of God awakens and reconnects the bones of the fragmented selves, renews their flesh and returns to them their own life’s breath before placing them back on their own soil.

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