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Remembrance Day Reflection from the Moderator

Last month in St. Jax (St. James) Anglican Church in Montreal, I stood in front of a plaque remembering Frederick Fisher, VC (Victoria Cross). (The Victoria Cross is the highest award for military bravery in the Commonwealth.) I have always felt wonder at the bravery of Victoria Cross recipients. I am also deeply saddened, because [...]

2017-11-03T15:06:06+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|3 Comments

Support TRC Call to Action #43 – UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

The UN Declaration is the minimum standard to ensure the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous people all over the world. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has said the UN Declaration is the framework for reconciliation. Call to Action #43 asks municipal, provincial and federal governments to adopt and implement the UN [...]

2017-11-02T12:37:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Support TRC Call to Action #43 – UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Moderator’s Reflection on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Canadian historian John Stackhouse suggests the question at the heart of the Reformation was: “How can I know God truly loves me?” This question well describes Martin Luther’s faith struggle. Understood this way, the Reformation takes on a very contemporary feel, and the five Solas – Alones – of the Reformation can be heard speaking to [...]

2017-10-26T21:12:26+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Moderator’s Reflection on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

New Book by the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine Available for Order Through Parasource

A Challenging Conversation: Canada’s Presbyterians Discuss Same-Sex Issues is a book written by the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine and is now available to order through Parasource Distribution. “If my argument so far is sound, we can conclude that the Bible, though it seems to condemn same-sex intercourse, doesn’t outlaw same-sex orientation or same-sex friendship. Nor does [...]

2017-10-26T20:37:52+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Book by the Rev. Dr. Clyde Ervine Available for Order Through Parasource