Radical Hope
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Radical Hope

At 76 years old, Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada’s most decorated musicians: 37 albums, 13 Junos and a recipient of the Order of Canada. As Cockburn makes his way around North America for his 50th anniversary tour (second attempt, due to covid), one of his encore songs may catch listeners by surprise. “When the…

Get back to where you once belonged
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Get back to where you once belonged

“Well, who wants to keep the human race going?” This is the question considered in the slim volume entitled Curing Mad Truths: Medieval Wisdom for the Modern Age by Rémi Brague, a French intellectual and historian of philosophy. Lest any of Brague’s characteristics give one pause about the books’ accessibility, the reader may draw reassurance…

Everything is Art
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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…

CC wins 9 awards of excellence for coverage during COVID
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CC wins 9 awards of excellence for coverage during COVID

The Canadian Christian Communicators Association (CCCA) hosted its annual Awards Ceremony April 7 honouring excellence in writing, graphic design and online media during 2020. Christian Courier received nine awards for written content, photography, original artwork, and public engagement. The Awards Ceremony was hosted over Zoom and streamed over the association’s Facebook page. CC Editor Angela…

Short story winner
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Short story winner

Sara de Waal recently became the inaugural winner of Canada’s only national short story competition open exclusively to students studying at Canadian universities and colleges. The Bridge Prize, as it is called, was established in 2019 by the University of Lethbridge’s School of Liberal Education and Vancouver-based alumnus and donor, Terry Whitehead (BA ‘94.) Chosen…

The many unexpected shapes of hope
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The many unexpected shapes of hope

This editorial is a revised version of the speech Angela gave over Zoom in November as the recipient of Redeemer University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for her 12 years as Editor of CC. When I started with Christian Courier in January 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had just prorogued parliament, Barack Obama was inaugurated and…

Changing the conversation
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Changing the conversation

For the past few years, inclusion has been a popular buzzword. Businesses, organizations, and individuals profess to be inclusive, to accept others for who they are, and to be a safe place for everyone to be authentic. However, for individuals on the margin, or anyone who doesn’t fit into traditional definitions of “normal,” inclusion sometimes…