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“Whose Freedom?”

“Whose Freedom?”

September 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman You finally get a break and go away for a weekend to a resort in the Rockies, rent a suite to share with a few of your old friends. You leave right after work and have a long drive, and it’s pretty late by the time you show up. Your friends are there waiting for you, and happy to see you again; it’s a joyful reunion. You bring your luggageRead More

On garbage,  and picking it up

On garbage, and picking it up

June 30, 2020 at 11:08 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman Garbage! What thoughtless people leave garbage lying around? Going for a jog the other morning past the marina, there is garbage, piles of take-out refuse, tossed cynically out of car windows, and left for others to collect. We ought to hunt these people down (their finger prints are on the trash!), round them up into old-fashioned chain gangs and send them out to tidy the streets and roadsides. Who’s withRead More

Life together

Life together

June 2, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Christian who opposed the Nazis during the Second World War. For his troubles, he was executed just two weeks before he would have been freed by the allied advance. He was killed for his involvement in Operation Valkyrie (an attempt to assassinate Hitler), but he opposed Nazism from the beginning. If Bonhoeffer had toed the party line, he might have been a leading theologian inRead More

The sweetness of life

The sweetness of life

April 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman So, I gave up sugary sweets for Lent (and PSP’s ‘Blast Off the Pounds’ program). It’s a bit challenging, since I like a good dessert, or to sneak a chocolate when no one else is in the kitchen. You might wonder why anyone would bother doing this nowadays. It’s a bit like torture, like medieval self-flagellation. Why deprive ourselves of something good??? I’m not going to delve into the spiritualRead More

It’s the stay puft marshmallow man

It’s the stay puft marshmallow man

March 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman I may be dating myself, but Ghostbusters was one of my favourite movies as a kid in the 80s. To me, it was an epic battle between good and evil, on par with Star Wars or (now) Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Peter Venkman was my hero. I distinctly remember getting a Peter Venkman action figure for Christmas one year and being so excited. Then our pitbull, whoRead More

Are you seeking the truth?

Are you seeking the truth?

February 4, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman What is truth? I love stories. In many ways, there is more truth in a good story than there is on the news. Stories inspire us, and in a sort of sneaky, underhanded way, form a lot of what we consider to be “reality,” justice, love, hope, right and wrong. Take Shogun, the epic novel of feudal Japan written by James Clavell. It is the story of an English pilotRead More