We have learned to see our world through megapixels. Our reality is affirmed by likes and taps on screens. Today walking down the street I saw two men engaged in a verbal fight that almost came to blows over one having walked into the other while looking at his phone instead of where he was […]

By —Paul Stanwood How can we begin to build a new altar at St. James’?  Our celebrations are rich and plentiful, and the church is a centre of beauty.  Yet we still want to see what isn’t there: a wonderful world of ecological harmony, of ourselves and of all creation at peace. A special kind […]

Photo by Connor Botts on Unsplash Part III ​ ​“The eyes are the window to the soul.” You saw him first at the table set up outside the small kitchen, helping himself to baked goods set on a table. He was slight, slim, and dark-haired. He might have been your sons’ peer, mid-30s or so. He wore a […]

Photo by A. L. on Unsplash Part II. “But God be with the clown”​ (Emily Dickinson). @St. James Anglican church, Sunday July 9, 2018. I arrived on time, though too late to hear the church bells ring at the corner of Gore & Powell. Parked my car, and hurried up the steps, was greeted by an usher at […]

“Could We be horses?” SUNDAY MORNING @ ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH: PART I, by Elsie K. Neufeld I left the Mennonite church at age 34, and except for funerals and weddings, have not attended since. Two and a half decades later, there is little I miss about it – except the four part singing. I’ve […]