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As I spend time in silence, I pray we may we all find peace and gentleness in the coming year. God bless you all.

One of the things that makes study of holocaust literature and life in Nazi Germany so important, is that it compels us to ponder what life might be like under a totalitarian regime.

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In the spirit of “peace on earth goodwill to men”, New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat, issued a stern pre-Christmas challenge to his harried readers.

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This post appeared as part of the Victoria Christ Church Cathedral Advent Reflections series.

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It is the day-after that matters.

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It started 20 years ago. Every Christmas I write a story to read to the children who come to church on the morning of December 25.

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When I trust deeply, my heart opens and I know life is a gift sustained by the faithful presence of that power who created the universe and was fully manifest in the baby born in Bethlehem.

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Apparently, this Christmas in Britain, rather than gathering to celebrate the beauty and peace of Jesus’ birth, it is time for Christians to panic.

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When I open to the mystery and wonder of life, I discover within myself the only knowledge I need for a rich fulfilling journey through life – “God is with us”.

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Now here is a headline from CBC that may gladden the heart of any number of people, but particularly those of us who labour in the church:

More Canadians plan to attend a Christmas service than watched the Grey Cup

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