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Why it’s never too late to study theology: ministry at a deathbed
Judy Paulsen

I was asked to write a blog on the topic, “Why it’s never too late to study theology.”  It seemed like a nice, safe topic that wouldn’t require too much of me in what is a busy part of the academic term.

Mon, 2019-03-18 06:00
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Three Women from history who might change your thinking about women preaching
Marion Taylor

Paul’s words to the Corinthians—that women should keep silent in the churches—have traditionally been understood as prohibiting women from preaching, speaking, and teaching in church.

Mon, 2019-03-11 07:00
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How to make a good apology
Wanda Malcolm

I divide my professional life between teaching at Wycliffe College and working as a clinical psychologist in private practice.

Mon, 2019-03-04 07:00
George Sumner
10 Things Every Theological Student Ought to Know
George Sumner

1. Let your superiors advise you.

Mon, 2019-02-25 06:00
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Questions on aging worthy of reflection
Annette Brownlee

Two years ago, my husband, Ephraim, and I were proud parents at our son’s graduation from university. The afternoon before the graduation ceremony there was a baccalaureate service in the chapel of his school. Seating was limited; each graduate could only invite a few people.

Mon, 2019-02-11 06:00
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On Seeing Christ in the Psalms
Glen Taylor

My family and I live in a Victorian house in downtown Toronto. One of the things that drew us to buy this old home was the entrance, which consists of two nicely sculpted wooden doors with stained glass panels that make up the upper half of each door.

Mon, 2019-02-04 06:00
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Have You Had an Epiphany Moment Yet This New Year?
Glen Taylor

Christians familiar with liturgical traditions will know that we are in the season of Epiphany, a period that focuses on Bible passages that disclose the fact that Jesus was divine.

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:00
The Only Answer to Suffering by Ephraim Radner
The Only Answer to Suffering
Ephraim Radner

I once heard a priest address a congregation with a question: “What is the complaint I hear most from parents?” Then he answered it by saying: “they lament the fact that their grown children have stopped going to church.”  The priest went on: “Do you know what I tell them?

Fri, 2019-01-18 11:27
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Episco-Paul: Was the Apostle Paul an Anglican?
Terence Donaldson

Wycliffe's Lord and Lady Coggan Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Terence Donaldson, muses on a question that has long occupied the minds of scholars: was the Apostle Paul an Anglican?

Tue, 2019-01-15 07:00
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Put priority on Jesus by caring for those living in poverty
Will Postma

Will Postma is an adjunct professor at Wycliffe College and the Executive Director at the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the humanitarian and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Tue, 2019-01-08 07:00