Everything is Art
Features | Media & Culture

Everything is Art

Every week, I ask our church community what’s helping them get through the pandemic. As a minister, the answers I receive sometimes smack of that old joke from Sunday school where every answer is “Jesus!” no matter what the kids might first think. And, honestly, that answer is correct. For every Christian (I hope), Jesus…

Somebody Stole Jesus
News | Theology & Spirituality

Somebody Stole Jesus

Many years ago, just as television was turning from black and white to colour, a very special episode of a show called Dragnet aired. It was Christmas Eve 1953, and in it, a man called Sargent Friday finds himself summoned to a local Catholic church to investigate an apparent burglary. The item in question? Somebody, it seems, has run off with the congregation’s nativity statue of the baby Jesus.