Being a Christian in a Secular Age

We may still be attracted to the holy, but disbelief permeates our faith in God because it’s what we “breathe in our times.” Therefore, it’s becoming harder – even for Christians – to view God as believable in today’s age. 

A Fire that Rekindles?

The disaster of Notre Dame is not likely to revive Christian belief, but the long process of rebuilding may also rekindle anew an appreciation, if not for religion, then for the idea of faith and the possibility of the transcendent.

The Next Church

If religion continues to church-it-up in pretense and inside baseball, we become like Gilbert and Sullivan operettas: great good stuff, beloved by an ever-shrinking, self-congratulating group of lovely people.

CBC Radio and the Christian Mind

CBC is the measure and gauge for the mind of Canadian culture, but the Christian will have to weather many subtle forms of scorn, belittlement, and mockery, either from the hosts or the guests they pander to.

Good news! Repent!

The Gospel reading for this week, in which John called all of us to repent is indeed good news. It is good news precisely because it demands that we face God’s grace and allow ourselves to be changed by it.