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

The Great Priesting

You may be forgiven for asking what God was up to this year in Winnipeg. We had the harshest winter since 1898, and at one point, our city was colder than     the surface of Mars. There were even rumours that the colloquial phrase, “when Hell freezes over” should be replaced

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

Looking ahead | September edition

Letter from the Cathedral Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Generations of the faithful have come and gone in Rupert’s Land, yet God continues to be at work, building a new thing which is more than we can

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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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