Dr. Marc Ellis Speaking Tour – Montreal, Toronto, London

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GOOD FRIDAY 2012

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from John Chuchman

Competing Voices Not a day goes bywithout my hearing two internal competing voices:one saying,These hierarchs are destroying my church,I must speak out against their abuse;the other urging,John, it’s a waste of time and energy;the good ‘ole boys will never change the rules of their cluband jeopardize their prized positions.Give it up. Superimposed on those voices within,I get contrary messages from others:some saying,Please keep speaking out against the abuse;silence is complicity;others urging me,Don’t be controlled by your anger.Let’s move on, John. I most enjoy my writings...
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PLUMMER’S KING LEAR A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

I suspect that there was a collective Canadian grin when Toronto-born 82-year-old Christopher Plummer finally won an Academy Award. The honour was for best supporting actor for his portrayal of an elderly man who comes out as gay in the film Beginners. As he murmured to his Oscar statue, “You’re only two years older than me darling. Where have you been all my life?” Plummer’s acting career spans seven decades and includes roles in stage and screen. His most popular role (and one he allegedly dislikes) is the autocratic widower Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical The Sound of...
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WHEN GOD TALKS BACK Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God, by T. M. Luhrmann. March 27th, 2012. Random House of Canada, 434 pages.

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