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”

Ask Andrew 5: The Source of My Views on the LGBTQ Community

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! What was the transformative experience in your life that most influenced your views on the LGBTQ community? This answer may be a bit disappointing:Continue reading “Ask Andrew 5: The Source of My Views on the LGBTQ Community”

Ask Andrew 4 (2018): Reading the Old Testament

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Should we study the Old Testament, given that it embodies ideas and practices we do not accept today? [Note on terminology: Today’s usage typicallyContinue reading “Ask Andrew 4 (2018): Reading the Old Testament”

Ask Andrew #1 (2016): Feeding the Wolf

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew 1 (2016): Feeding the Wolf This question comes from the first visit of Kelly Running Wolf, a Mi’kmaq elder who came toContinue reading “Ask Andrew #1 (2016): Feeding the Wolf”

Ask Andrew: Lent

“Ask Andrew” is an annual opportunity for members of Knox to ask questions of faith and religion. Andrew answers them in the Sunday morning service, and now in this blog. Enjoy! Ask Andrew: Lent Why do United Church members not give up something important for Lent? The short answer to this question is: some do!Continue reading “Ask Andrew: Lent”