Category Religion

Church On Sunday

It’s a long weekend in Canada, so I thought I would reach back to the past for today’s post. I’m not sure there that is a logical statement, but I’ll leave it for you to judge. This one was originally published in September 2014. I was raised in a family where the expectation was that […]

Moments Of Fame

Would you sacrifice your reputation to be in the news? I was wondering that when I saw an article on how Chase, an American bank, is winding up Canadian operations. They have forgiven all outstanding credit card debt. (Sorry to my American friends, this offer is good only in Canada.) From a business perspective, this […]

Time To Party!

  Who knew this day would come? It certainly wasn’t something I planned for. On Sunday July 8, 1979, my only thought for the future was next week. Forty years later I look back and realize that my life and that of many others changed that day. Which is a good reason to celebrate. Feel […]

Not What I Thought

Once I was inside, I realized I hadn’t understoodhe sign at all. The church wasn’t that old, despite being an “old Catholic church.” Somehow I missed that “Old Catholic” was a denomination. It didn’t look like a church from the exterior, which is probably why I walked past a few dozen times over the past […]

But Is It Really A Church?

It was quite different from what expected. I walked by this church on a couple occasions last year, but didn’t have the opportunity to go in. Turns out it is a church, and not a church at the same time. They call it an “open church,” whatever that means. St. Elizabeth’s is trying to do […]

The Acropolis – III – Erechtheion

It is a hill full of ruins that dominates Athens. Today we continue our tour with the Erechtheion, a temple dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, god of the sea. The ancient Greeks (and their Roman counterparts) had lots of gods, none of who seem to have been able to deliver in a […]

Standing on Mars Hill

It is just a hunk of rock, not what I was expecting. But what an historical piece of rock. I had expected to see ruined buildings, but it turns out there never were any on Mars Hill. The topography doesn’t allow it – too uneven, I guess. In ancient Athens it was a meeting place, […]