The Challenge of the Atheist Minister

Earlier in November, the United Church of Canada announced that it had reached a “confidential settlement” with Gretta Vosper, the United Church minister who is a publicly self-declared Atheist, allowing her to remain as minister in her Toronto congregation. This has generated a great deal of conversation and soul-searching among United Church members here atContinue reading “The Challenge of the Atheist Minister”

A Change of Heart

Remember Joseph and his Amazing Coat of Many Colours? (Note how I carefully avoided copyright violation there?) Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, after briefly plotting to murder him. Over the following years, Joseph was a slave, a wrongfully convicted prisoner, and a dream interpreter to the king, which finally led him toContinue reading “A Change of Heart”

Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

Do dogs go to heaven? This link replays a funny debate that reflects something serious that Christians have been arguing about for centuries. On CBC’s The Current, a neurologist asks the scientific equivalent of this question: how “human” are dogs? The interview is worth hearing: Download Are dogs more human than we realize? – OctContinue reading “Do Dogs Go to Heaven?”