Principal Emeritus Reginald Stackhouse Featured in the May Issue of the Anglican Journal
Tuesday May 7th, 2013
The May issue of the Anglican Journal has an article on the Rev. Canon Dr. Reginald Stackhouse, Principal Emeritus. The article is titled Parliamentarian and Priest and we've pasted an excerpt below:
"For the Rev. Canon Reginald Stackhouse, public service is part of the Christian vocation. A former priest in two west-end Toronto parishes and former principal of Wycliffe College, Stackhouse has a long list of elected and appointed public offices on his resumé: two terms as a Conservative MP, a commissioner on both the Canadian and the Ontario Human Rights commissions, member of the board of regents of Toronto’s Centennial College and a member of public library and school boards.
For Stackhouse, now 87 and retired, public service is part of the vocation of being a Christian. He points to Romans 13:1, which urges Christians to acknowledge the powers that be as existing by the will of God. “Government is part of God’s creation,” he says. “Whether you’re appointed or elected, you’re able to use the power of government to achieve things not possible as an outsider.”