A spiritual director may help you find your direction, but won’t tell you how to live.

Donald Grayston In one week in the fall of 1983, just before I left All Saints’, Burnaby, on a six-month sabbatical, five people in the parish asked me to be their spiritual director. This had never happened to... Read More

Diocesan priest aids Mexican protesters

I will never, as long as I live, forget last November. It was a time when all that I said I believe about my faith was actually thrown into the fire (along with me) for testing. Last October 25 on the steps of St.... Read More

Lawyer for refugee at St. Michael’s files new information.

Primate Andrew Hutchison and Amir Kazemian, on one of the Primate’s visits to the refugee at St. Michael’s, Vancouver (file photo) The lawyer representing Amir Kazemian, an Iranian refugee who has been “in... Read More

New expectations issued for clergy

Bishop Michael Ingham Bishop Michael Ingham has reissued new “Bishop’s Expectations for All Clergy” for priests and deacons in the Diocese of New Westminster. Before revising the document, the bishop asked for... Read More

Second set of consultations in February

Undoubtedly some of you participating at the Task Force on Physical Resources consultations last October were surprised when the presentations and discussions were about mission and ministry, not land and buildings.... Read More

Book Review

Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler Bass, (HarperSanFrancisco, 2006) 321 pages, $31The Emerging Christian Way, Michael Schwartzentruber, editor (CopperHouse, 2006) 256 pp., $22.95 There is a revival... Read More

This year why not plan for gratitude

Glen Mitchell, diocesan director for planned giving Gratitude, Cicero observed, is more than just a virtue; it is the parent of all the other virtues. Gratitude bridges the gulf between our spiritual and... Read More

TOPIC’s faithful readers have been around a while

Readers of the Anglican Journal in British Columbia – a group that includes readers of TOPIC – are considerably older that the general Canadian public, better educated, and generally better off. But they very well... Read More

St. Andrew’s parishioner takes top folk award

St. Andrews Anglican Church on BC’s Sunshine Coast is celebrating with parishioner, Penny Lang for taking two top awards at the 2006 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Lang is the winner of the prize for Best Solo Artist,... Read More

The story of Ruthie and her stuggle on Vancouver’s mean streets

In 1981, a small group of individuals established the 127 Society for Housing to meet the need for decent and affordable housing for the low-income residents of downtown Vancouver. The Society now operates three... Read More