Category Archives: Faith

Trump has Changed the way Evangelical Christians Think About the Apocalypse

Thomas Lecaque | Published in Greenwich Time In Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven,” survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic do their best to rebuild their lives in northern Michigan. Some of them build an apocalyptic cult premised on the … Continue reading

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Unconscious learning fosters a belief in God, study finds

Brook Hays | UPI People who unconsciously predict complex patterns are more likely to hold a strong belief in God — a god who creates order in an otherwise chaotic universe — according to research published Wednesday in Nature. “Belief … Continue reading

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Evangelical leaders denounce QAnon as ‘political cult,’ ‘satanic movement’

Michael Gryboski | Christian Post Some Christian leaders, including a couple of prominent conservative evangelicals, have denounced the conspiracy theory movement gaining traction in conservative circles known as QAnon. Created by an anonymous online figure in 2017, QAnon claims that … Continue reading

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How Christian Nationalism Moved from the Fringe to the White House

Previously, I’ve written tangentially about the prevalence of right-wing groups that are bent on establishing a Christian theocracy in the United States, so I was interested to come across this article by Karl Richter at the Texas Observer looking at … Continue reading

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Vote the Common Good

As the distance for the 2020 US Presidental Election shortens, and the back-and-forth bickering suggests “civil war” more than “civil discourse”, here’s a USA -based Christian political group that makes sense to me as an outsider. While the usual rhetoric … Continue reading

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“The Holy or the Broken”: The story behind Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

This was going to be the expression of an indignant rant several years in the making, but instead, it’s going to be an admission that I was wrong. Several years ago, while serving as the Music Director at a Montreal … Continue reading

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Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

“Hanukkah has broad human significance as a festival of liberty and religious freedom, not just for us, but for all people. It is a humanistic festival par excellence. The symbol of Hanukkah is light and the real miracle is that … Continue reading

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Open Door Moves on as St. Stephen’s Church Closes

St. Stephen’s Westmount, and its community was a pillar of my life for many years. We were a family of imperfect folks from all walks of life in an imperfect building that had stood for generations on the intersection of … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Thinking in the Age of Trump

America is ready for the end times. Hannah Gais | theOutline.com In an election wracked with invocations of Lucifer and the approaching end times, the confusion of Donald Trump with the Antichrist is fitting. Depending on whom you ask, Satan … Continue reading

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Vicar of Baghdad invites ISIS to dinner.

Canon Andrew White: ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ on leading a church in Iraq and being in the crosshairs of Isis Canon Andrew White has a remarkable faith in human nature, but in the face of so much cruelty, even he believes a line … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

This Easter weekend, I am reminded of the indelible evidence of God’s love for all of us — His fragile creatures — and the promise, and joy-in-fact of Grace, renewal, and redemption. This is evident to me in what may … Continue reading

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Whirling

Remembering a visit to Konya, back in 1998 — a beautiful ancient city in central Turkey, known as the spiritual home and center of Sufi mysticism. Once known as Iconium, Konya is historically and religiously significant on several counts: it … Continue reading

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Is there A God? To Believe Or Not To Believe

Is there a God? To believe or not to believe May 31st 2007 From The Economist print edition A writer who believes in science not God; a scientist who believes in both. But why are they that way? Nobody knows … Continue reading

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God on earth, God among us!

 God on earth, God among us! Posted* Sun Dec 25th, 2005

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