Facing the astonishing violence that has rocked Canada’s largest city this year, chaplain Josh Valley turns to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s evocation of the God who not only loves us but suffers with us.
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On Tuesday, Convivium.ca published Peter Menzies’ plea for journalists to stop hurting journalism with reckless opinion-mongering. Today, Dr. Natasha Fernandes and Dr. Timothy Lau cite even more grievous media malfeasance: romanticized reporting of euthanasia spreading the contagion of suicide.
Recent sexual scandals have ensnared those who might be legally innocent but they are just desserts of a time when too many guilty walked free, Father Raymond de Souza writes.
In an interview this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about his insistence on proper conduct between the sexes on Parliament Hill and, by extension, among Canadians generally. Peter Stockland examines what it means for a son to grapple with what his father catalyzed.
Convivium contributor Father Tim McCauley reflects on the necessity of creating space to enjoy the passing of time and the discipline that must be cultivated in carving out time for rest, the sacredness of contemplation, love, and worship.
Beth Green, program director for Cardus Education, talks to Convivium’s Peter Stockland about new research showing the benefits of religious education for members of the “lost in transition” Millennial generation.
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The stillness of the summer day opens up before you and I, the only sound between us the clicking of cicadas and the cool breeze stirring up the long grass between our feet.
The smell of hot pavement is its own very particular vehicle in service of memory lane.
New life breaks in and the tendrils of the plants and trees bend their way to the sun, and we too reach towards the Son asking, "will you make me disruptively new?"
Life lived on and by the water, a holy place of sorts. Is not water the space in which we are most continually asked to trust?
Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: email@example.com.
Amid the tempest of arranging her family’s move to England, Krista Ewert found shelter from the storm in the words of Psalms reminding her that God’s wondrous love never falters.
Lloyd Mackey explores the rich role of churches and other faith-based ministries in the social, economic, governance and health of Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia.
Pianist Chiara Bertoglio reflects on her two-fold identity, as both a musician and a Christian. When, as a child, she wanted to be the greatest pianist in the world, she now realizes she was trying to be something other than the actual, flesh-and-bone Chiara – and something other than what she was designed to be.