March Pastoral Note from the Bishop

March 19, 2021 A message for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land I write today to express genuine and profound thanks to you. As Christ’s disciples, we have learned to answer new calls to serve and be the Body. You and I have endeavored to reduce the risk of spreading COVID

Feature Photography

Photographer’s Statement:  This photo was taken in May 2011 on the Mount of Olives, near Dominus Flevit Chapel. Note the barbed wire, a reminder of violence within and around Jerusalem, and of people imprisoned for their religious beliefs. This is where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. Although Jerusalem means “abode of peace” it is still vulnerable

A Prayer from the Primate on the Anniversary of the Pandemic Declaration

March 11, 2021, marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. In a reflection by Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls, she offers a prayer to mark the day God of infinite compassion and mercy, Our hearts are overflowing with a flood of emotions

Call for volunteers to be a part of the Diocesan Resource Team

The newly revised Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy was approved by Diocesan Council on February 6, 2021, and has been distributed to all clergy and parish Corporations in the diocese. Included in the policy is a group known as the Diocesan Resource Team (DRT). This team, which is in the process

Anglican Grow Hope 2021: Bishop’s Letter

March 9, 2021 Dear Incumbent, Wardens and Treasurer It has been a difficult year – full of loss, uncertainty and change. We know the power of standing together and long for a time when we can be together to worship, pray, laugh and delight in each other’s company. Yet, even

“How Long O Lord?”: Prison Writing and the Pandemic

Sometimes the world changes and we are caught right in the middle of it. A year ago, was the beginning of that moment for us, and every day since is lived in light of a new world, with new habits, fears and hopes. In some ways it is easy to say what has changed. We

Bishop’s Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury

March 4, 2021 The Most Reverend Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Lambeth Palace London, SE1 7JU Your Grace I bid you greetings in this season of yearning and prayer. My purpose in writing to you this day, on behalf of many Anglicans in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, is to

Grant Memorial Church is hiring a Communications and Digital Ministry Developer

Date: February 2021 Job Title: Communications and Digital Ministry Manager Report to: Director of World Mission and Communications Job Summary: As a senior member of the ministry support team, the Communications and Digital Ministry Manager will lead the development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of both internal and external communication strategies,

March 5, 2021 – Bishop’s COVID Update

March 5, 2021 Corporations and vestries Dear Colleagues, Greetings in this season of yearning and prayer. Public Health regulations in the Province of Manitoba have been amended to permit in-person worship ceremonies at a level of 25% of principal worship space capacity, or 100 people, whichever is less, (it is

Significance of Saint Francis for Prison Ministry

This article represents an edited version of chapter four in Donald Stoesz’, Magic of Fiction in Illuminating Transformation (Victoria: Friesen’s Press, 2019), pp. 63-77. Saint Francis’ life, imprisonment, conversion, and discipleship have something to teach us about ministry. After becoming a knight in battle, Francis ended up in prison, came

March 2021 Magazine

What do prison writers have to teach us about the intimate love of God? Maybe, everything. March’s issue on Prison Writers features theological musings on a few notable individuals whose experiences in prison have profoundly shaped their understanding of the Christian faith. In his opening meditation, Lutheran chaplain Donald Stoesz

Lockdown Learning: A Paradigm Shift?

Like most churches, most post-secondary institutions (like the university I teach at) suddenly shifted to online formats when we entered the pandemic. Nearly a year later, it seems that online teaching and preaching will not be changing soon. We are all coming to grips with the real possibility that the

A Child of Creator: The Value of Knowing & Being

It is timely that I am writing about children and knowing, while also finishing up the final preparations for the upcoming Children’s Programming Learning Circle at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. Lately, I’ve been thinking about Indigenous children and young people. My life and work are invested in my own healing,

Lent and Easter in Rupert’s Land 2022

Lenten & Easter Services: All Saints Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. – Music and Prayer on the Seven Last WordsA joint presentation by All Saints and st bens of a video recording by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra of a powerful work for cello, button accordion and orchestra expressing the

February 2021 Magazine

February’s issue of RLN is a love letter to learning. We’ve gathered perspectives on Wisdom & Youth, and what it means to be a “life-long learner.” Jane Barter, in her tribute to the rector at St. Peter’s, reflects on the wisdom and life of the Reverend Canon Donna Joy; Susie McPherson Derendy offers a


Sins of the Heart

This issue features contributions concerned with “sins of the heart.”

In our Community Catechesis section, Gwen McAllister introduces readers to the Korean concept of han and its connection to sin, as outlined by theologian Andrew Sung Park.

Then, Merrill Grant, Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt, and Sandra Bender each reflect on institutional sin in relation to the well-being of sex and gender diverse populations.

Next, RLN features a generative art piece by artist Megan Krause, whose work offers meditations on “the push and pull that happens between humans and nature” and the “unrelenting power of nature and the respect it deserves”.

Finally, this issue concludes with a review of Dr. J. Kameron Carter’s webinar From the Religion of Whiteness to Religion Otherwise.

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