In the breaking of the bread

In early 2015 I found myself being drawn back, or rather, led back to Anglican Christianity. At the time I was a student with the United Theological College and (gasp!) affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church. I had felt the call to ordained ministry about 15 years prior when I was an undergraduate and active…

A Farewell from the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert

These words are the last that I shall write during my brief tenure as Principal of the College.  Recently, I announced my resignation for personal reasons.  I am grateful for the many expressions of support and understanding.  But I do want to say that this decision—one certainly not taken lightly—has provided me with an opportunity…

Announcement: New Interim Principal and Director of Studies

The Board of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan, our current Director of Studies, has accepted the position of Acting Principal for the school year 2016-17, since the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert.  Dr. Egan is well positioned to oversee a smooth transition at…

EfM Offers Sustenance For the Journey

Vivian Lewin grew up in Pennsylvania. She came to Montreal in 1971 and soon became a member of Christ Church Cathedral, where she joined the Chancel Guild. She taught quilting at the Visual Arts Centre, worked as a writer and editor in the non-profit sector, and studied creative writing mid-career. Beginning in 2001 she trained…

A Bad Idea!

Mr Benjamin Stuchbery is an undergraduate student in Religious Studies at McGill University. He was born in Montreal and raised in British Columbia in the towns of Squamish and Penticton. His two passions in life are music and theology. His work in theology informs such diverse pursuits as participating in the life of Christ Church…

How Hope can be Helpful and a Hinderance

I am taking a poetry class right now, so excuse the use of poetic device to create a snappy title. Anyhow. I am in the stage of my internship where reflection is my daily objective. To make my reflections more informed I have been given the pleasure of meeting with some of the Anglican priests,…

Trusting a sovereign God

Last Thursday we dealt with a case study that included possession and control. When thinking of memories where we encountered a conflict between possession and control or someone that invaded our space without warning, a lot of us had a feeling of anger reproduced in us. It was as if we were reliving the conflict!…

Relationship Status: Committed to God

This past Friday I spent the day at a family wedding. Aside from having a blast with all the cousins, aunts and uncles that an Irish family provides, I was also left reflecting on the idea of “relationship” during my twelve hours of travel the next day. Now, my reflections may be full of heresies,…

The already and not yet

When studying Mark 6:14-29 with my colleagues last week we discussed a variety of things related to the text. Such as John’s word of reproof to Herod regarding his marriage to Herodias (18), Herod’s decision to have John the baptist or the baptizer beheaded (even though he respected, rather feared, and protected him – see verse 20),…