There are many great pretenders to the title of greatest athlete of all time. But Father Raymond de Souza acknowledges New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady has a commanding claim to being better than all the rest.
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The death sentence handed to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling reminded the world that China is the world’s top state executioner. But as former MP and veteran human rights observer David Kilgour tells Convivium readers, Beijing’s vicious persecution of its own minority populations rivals Maoist-era inhumanity.
January marks the official kickoff of the 2019 Mitchell Prize, jointly hosted by Convivium’s parent institution Cardus and Seattle-based Image Journal. Talented Canadian poets are invited to submit their best work to win $25,000 in prizes. In place of Convivium’s usual news, views, and ruminations, we’re treating readers to first place finishers Rowda Mohamud and Brandon Trotter from the last Mitchell Prize awarded in Canada’s sesquicentennial year..
John Stackhouse, Jr. pays fond tribute to celebrated pastor, scholar, writer, Bible translator and poet Eugene Peterson, who died Monday of this week.
By the end of a new documentary on children’s TV pioneer Fred Rogers, Alison Van Ginkel isn’t sure the film resolves the paradox it creates about the man who was Mister Rogers. What it does reveal to her is a man wholly suffused by faith, hope and love.
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Red apples wait for harvest. The crunchy sweetness drifting through the air.
Dense fog descends over the barren rows. The promise of bringing forth fruit seems distant, unimaginable, and possibly unattainable.
Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up.
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Edmonton’s Salima Versi finds in the glories of the city’s Aga Khan Garden a reminder that goodness grows even in ground tainted by bigotry and fear.
At the five-day Urbana 18 student faith conference in St. Louis, former Convivium intern Anna Burhmann is witness to ways to guard against making Christ a mere convenience in our lives.
Kaitlin Packer's faith is more than a check-box or the roof she was raised under. Rather, faith is the reality of the soul.