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A Covenant 20 Years in the Making

Part One: The Birth of the Covenant In the book of Genesis, we read of a covenant between God and God’s people: “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you” (Genesis 9:9). A covenant is a sacred agreement between two parties; in this

Articulating Faith Across Generations

Have you noticed how passionate and articulate teenagers can be about anything except their faith? Eavesdrop on a conversation amongst teenagers and you’ll hear them talking passionately about many things: Friends. Video Games. Relationships. Celebrities. The Environment. School (well, scratch that). But try to engage many young people in a

November Issue

Our November issue is out! This month is a special youth ministry edition. See the online version here.

The Feast of All Saints

Who are you remembering this weekend of saints? Tell us about the person in your life or in history who has changed the way you understand the world, your faith, God- who is the saint you’re thinking of this week?

Physician-Assisted Dying: the right to die or playing God?

The “burning bush” is a new column featured in response to our readers’ concern that our Church engage the most pressing issues of our culture. Positions expressed are those of the writers and not necessarily of Rupert’s Land News or the Diocese. Part I: In Opposition to Euthanasia Physician-assisted suicide

Table Talk: Pursuing Discipleship

Lynn Pate has spent her life surrounded by tables. As her husband found himself called to the Eucharistic table some 50 years ago, she was called into a life of ministry at tables of different kinds: board tables, kitchen tables, craft tables, and coffee tables. As she tells the story

Saints’ Stories: Phyllis Keeper

My mom, Phyllis, was born in Big Trout Lake in northern Ontario, and grew up living with her parents, extended family and community.  She came from a long line of chiefs, hunters and spiritual leaders. She went onto reflect this ancestry in every aspect of her life as a wife,

The Parable of Musical Theatre

Can musical theatre have anything to do with faith development? For some people, the term ‘musical’ recalls entertaining productions such as those created by Noel Coward, the Gershwins and Flo Ziegfeld: light hearted, fanciful, and designed to take people’s mind off the difficulties of the depression and war. They tended

October Magazine

The October magazine is now available online! See the full issue below.

Moving Toward Synod 2014

The times, they are a-changin’— so goes the old Bob Dylan song.  There is a familiar ring to this phrase as we move toward Synod 2014.  With the arrival of our sisters and brothers from the southern region of Keewatin, now the Kenora St. Alban Archdeaconry, our Synod numbers change and

Pilgrimage: new music from Steve Bell

The September 15, 2014 release of the four CD set Pilgrimage finds Steve Bell celebrating not only the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of his first solo project, Comfort My People, but also marking a brief stopping place along his 25 year personal and spiritual pilgrimage as a musical truth-teller.

September Magazine online

Read the September issue of the new Rupert’s Land New online in a new format that includes links and works well on your computer or mobile device.

Via Media: Mad Men

In the season six finale of Mad Men – a season which, significantly, begins with the protagonist reading Dante’s Inferno – Don Draper at last comes to terms with the “dark wood” of his past. In the midst of an advertising pitch to the all-American chocolate bar empire, Hershey’s, Draper

Saint’s Stories: Tom Collings

Priest, Bishop, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend. Tom was born December 2nd, 1938 in Abergavenny, Wales. He died July 8th, 2014 from cancer, at age 75. His early schooling was in Wales, and he studied mathematics and theology at Oxford, England. A scholarship sent him to Union Theological Seminary in New

Tunes for Toonies

Over the gurgle of soft drinks, the sizzle of burgers and the decadent plop of freshly fried doughnuts into cinnamon sugar, the strains of a Bach cantata bounce off the walls. It’s followed by a jig that animates the diners in the food court. And as Bill Derksen, a former

New beginnings

Letter from the editor   I’m Allison Chubb, your new editor. You may have seen me around the diocese; I was ordained priest in June and am chaplain at St. John’s College.Over the summer, I’ve been working with a media and editorial consultant to take apart the pieces of Rupert’s

Living the dream

One of those moments Arriving in the midst of a heavy downpour, wet and trying to figure out where we needed to go, I was left wondering – was this really a good idea after all? Months before, and after much discernment, a decision was made to pursue my long

Apprenticing with Jesus

Pastoral note for September As I was preparing a sermon for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in June, I came across an article adapted from The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Lives in God, by Dallas Willard. I confess that I was not familiar with this work

CURRENT ISSUE

In the Silence

This month, contributors to the magazine converse with silence.

In our Community Catechesis section, Phil Barnett writes about the Christian contemplative tradition and introduces readers to spiritual practices of silence. Kirsten Pinto-Gfroerer meditates on silence amid suffering—on “trusting silence” which may sit with pain. Allison Abra and Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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