Editorials from TOPIC

Now comes the hard part. We now have to decide what exactly we feel should be our diocesan ministry and how we want to pay for it. The importance of the forthcoming archdeaconry meetings being organized by the... Read More

A Milestone on the Road

  ?> The Virgin Mary and Jesus on a window in the chapel of St. Mary’s, Kerrisdale The publication in May of Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ, marks the latest milestone in the ongoing work of ARCIC, the... Read More

Marking sad departures

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” declares the Psalmist in a passage in the lectionary recently. But how sad it is when they find they are unable to, the Psalmist might have... Read More

Youth Connections

Dance transforms worship at Cosmic Mass held at Christ Church Cathedral On the evening of July 7th Christ Church Cathedral’s seismic upgrades were put to the test as it shook to the beat of trance dance music,... Read More


I  am writing in response to the book review by Neill Brown of the Rodney Stark book, For the Glory of God (TOPIC, May). The review contains statements which I must take exception with, as they seek to redeem the... Read More

“First Steps” Christian group feeds North Korean children

Jesus is alive in North Korea. I know this because I saw him in the eyes of the malnourished children who live there. Children in a North Korean orphanage receive soy milk provided by First Steps. On a recent... Read More

Dates for meetings on diocesan ministry set

People in the diocese will have a chance in September to learn about and comment on options for new ways to carry out and fund diocesan ministries beginning in 2006. Jim Stewart - Diocesan Treasurer Six meetings... Read More

Dean sees worldwide support for inclusive Anglicanism

Dean Peter Elliott before the Anglican Consultative Council in Nottingham, England (Photo by Canon James Rosenthal, Anglican Communion News Service) Dean Peter Elliott, who led the Anglican Church of Canada’s... Read More

Bicycle and bicyclists blessed at Cathedral June 24

About 50 people participated in a Blessing of Bicycles and Bicyclists on the steps of Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, June 24. The Rev. Emilie Smith and the Rev. Peter Fischer bless a cyclist on the porch of... Read More

Dean addresses the international Anglican Communion

The Dean of the Diocese of New Westminster was the concluding speaker of a presentation in which representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada explained to the rest of the Anglican Communion how and why some... Read More