New Year’s Eve

By Dane Neufeld New Year’s Eve offers a window into the overlapping but often divergent interests of the Church calendar and the secular calendar. While today is technically the feast of St. Sylvester, the s... Read More...

Revisiting the Brothers Karamazov

By Dane Neufeld For much of my adult life, if asked to cite one of the most influential books in my spiritual journey, I would have said The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This despite not having r... Read More...

Pascal, Prayer, and Diversion

 By Dane Neufeld Few writers have managed to say so much with so little as Blaise Pascal in his Pensées. His thoughts on diversion and prayer seem especially apt in our present circumstance. Pascal famously ... Read More...

The High Country

By Dane Neufeld My wife and I recently completed the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park, one of the great Alpine hikes in the Canadian Rockies. It is not an extreme adventure by any means, anyone who can ... Read More...

The Unselfish Pastor

A pastor is called according to the ministry of Jesus himself, who gave up his life for the world.


The Antichrist signals the very real possibility that humanity may be forced to come face to face with what it actually is, with all its ruinous, deceptive and disintegrating desire.

General Synod and A Word to the Church

It could be argued that if we had all gone home after voting on these affirmations, much of the pain that resulted from General Synod’s other decisions could have been avoided and we may have been the better for it. But as it happened, we proceeded to the debate and vote on the marriage canon amendment, the failure of which unleashed an avalanche of protest, accusation, and ill will that in many ways will form the lasting characterization of General Synod 2019 for many of those who were present.