Looks like there’s a new tradition to ring in the Christmas season. The newly popular custom is the traditional wringing of the hands over all the competing and corrupting agendas that have taken over Christmas. Certainly there are explanations for this reaction - the season and its story have been shaped by a variety of… Continue reading The remedy of Advent
Today in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey, a memorial will be dedicated to C.S. Lewis. 50 years ago today, the beautiful imagination of C.S. Lewis died. For many, he's helped see how you can be intelligent and Christian. His writings are a constant reference for me, not only in the content but simply for the… Continue reading The wardrobe that keeps on giving
Mercy is a core Christian impulse; it’s part of the heartbeat of the gospel. I wondered last week how mercy might play out in Toronto’s mayoral misadventures. And while mercy may feel like folly, it is not at all incompatible with wisdom. That got me thinking about another angle into this Toronto train wreck, now… Continue reading Mercy for the city
Toronto mayor Rob Ford promised to end the gravy train at city hall but no one imagined a train wreck like this. It’s been a scandal like nothing seen before in Toronto the good. This past week there’s been a snickering snort in our noses and a condescending smirk on our faces as we… Continue reading Mercy for the mayor?