On Learnedness: A September Meditation in Light of the Queen’s Reign

Publications, appointments, awards and prizes, scholarships, bursaries and residencies may be the proofs of proficiencies in our worldly academic domains, but the gifts of good judgement, thoughtful restraint, humble presence, the seeking of truth, compromise, self-sacrifice, perseverance and mutual respect in the clamouring – at times, now contentious – hallways of the academy are still the most tangible ways we can share God.  … More On Learnedness: A September Meditation in Light of the Queen’s Reign

The Cross of Christ, Towering Over the Wrecks of Time: A Meditation Upon the Passion

A meditation for Passion Week. We have built monuments as proof; reminders of how ‘we’ as a nation have been forcibly forged in times of crisis. There are few things that Canadians would consider ‘lording’ over American neighbours, but Brock’s Monument on Queenston Heights, seen by hundreds of Americans daily, stands facing and pointing somewhat tauntingly at New York State across the Niagara River. It is here that the so-called, “Saviour of Upper Canada” is buried.  … More The Cross of Christ, Towering Over the Wrecks of Time: A Meditation Upon the Passion

Jesus Laughed and So Should You

The fact is, most Christian kids are familiar with the verse “Jesus wept.” Why? In some English translations, it’s the shortest verse in the whole Bible. It stands out. What is so beautiful and comforting about this prominence is that it emphasizes the humanity of Jesus. Believers can know God cries for his friends, as his grief comes at the death of his friend Lazarus. But what is so unfortunate and misleading about the prominence of this verse is that there is no equivalent that pops to mind which reveals that Jesus’ humanity also included his laughter. … More Jesus Laughed and So Should You