The Wycliffe Blog - Vestigia Dei

Vestigia Dei  – is a Latin term meaning “traces of God.” As a theological term it is associated with natural theology – that is, the view that there are vestiges of God within creation. We’ve chosen this term as the title of the Wycliffe College blog because our hope is that through these writings, readers might glimpse evidences for God as our writers interact with the wider world. 

Charles Lewis

Why we should all care about euthanasia

By Charles Lewis

(Photo credit: Salt & Light TV)

Canada has had legalized euthanasia since June of last year. From that point to mid-December 2016, our doctors killed 744 Canadians. Notice I use the word “killed.” I refuse to use the meaningless “death with dignity” or the truly ridiculous “medical aid in dying.”

The first term implies that those who die at the hands of a physician are somehow more dignified than those...

Tue, February 07, 2017

Wycliffe’s Dr. Manhee Yoon heading to The Gambia

He speaks quietly, and thoughtfully in the manner that scholars do. Apologizing, unnecessarily, for his excellent English – “You know I’m from Korea, and English is not my first language,” – Manhee Yoon shares the details of what is certain to be a remarkable adventure.

Later today, February 1, 2017, at around dinner time, he will board a plane that will take him from Toronto to Belgium, where he will...

Wed, February 01, 2017

Wycliffe College building front entrance

Of Canons, Friendship and Wycliffe College

By Wycliffe College Blog

If you haven’t grown up in the Anglican (or Episcopal) Church, you might think a “Canon” is just a fancy kind of camera. But to those familiar with Anglican tradition, a canon is much more. And now, Wycliffe College can boast of two new canons within its close knit family.

The positions were formally conferred on Annette Brownlee and Ephraim Radner, both professors...

Thu, January 19, 2017

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Easter Sunday

Luke 24:1-12

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the...

Sat, March 26, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Sixth Sunday

Luke 19:28-40

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie...

Sat, March 19, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Fifth Sunday

John 12:1-8

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas...

Sat, March 12, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Fourth Sunday

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

So he told them this parable:

Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’...

Fri, March 04, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Third Sunday

Luke 13:1-9

At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. ...

Wed, February 24, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - Second Sunday

Luke 13:31-35

At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for...

Thu, February 18, 2016

Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Lent - First Sunday

Luke 4:1-13

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to...

Thu, February 11, 2016