STRANGE BLESSING: The Feast of St. Stephen

St. Stephen, whose sufferings in defence of a gospel oriented toward the poor and marginalized gave witness (birth) to a radically different way of being in this world.

‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the season, once again, where it is important for me to reach out to those who value my work, and remind you that I am reliant on the financial support of folks like yourself in order to keep doing what I do….

New Song Preview!

I’ve just posted three new-ish songs online that you are welcome to listen to and share if you’d like…

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.

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

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

EASTER

In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…

Injury and Opportunity: Looking Behind, Looking Ahead

Recap and report at the dawn of the new year – by Steve Bell

Like Shining from Shook Foil: Introduction to Epiphany

Epiphany lifts our eyes from immediate personal, familial and tribal spheres to demand that we include in our vision “all the ends of the earth” (Psalm 98:3).

Introduction to Advent

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 […]

Mary: Ark of the covenant

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…

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