The Dissenting Churches of Canada

Seems to me to remember Caligula who took over from Augustus Ceasar in 41 AD. Ruthless – debauchery – enslavement on building projects – built two aqueducts into Rome. Caligula resurrected in Washington has signed the papers for two major pipelines to carry the clear golden fresh water from northern Canada south to the baking hills of the southern USA. Emperors have no clothes. just a few words from over-the-hill prophet keeping still in the lands of the Whispering Reeds -Leaves and Hills of Athabasca.

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by Donna Sinclair

Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been on my mind these days. I think of him with every newscast. Bonhoeffer is the icon of Germany’s Confessing Church, that small band of dissenting German Christians who stood against Hitler. They were imprisoned and often died for their courage.

I deeply admire the courage of some Canadian Christians, as individual leaders and congregations, as coalitions like KAIROS, and even as national institutions. I pray we will continue our dissent, even in the face of government displeasure. Because this is not a time to worry about being called “political” or “partisan” or “biased” or – my favourite – “left-leaning.” Our job is not to fret about labels. Our job is to preach the gospel. Like the part where Jesus says, “Render unto Caesar the things that are…

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