Articles by Ashley Chapman
April 9, 2018
In the aftermath of Easter, Convivium contributor Ashley Chapman reflects as a new Catholic on finding her way through failure and beauty in ancient Church traditions.
It was my reception into the Catholic Church, complete with confirmation and first communion Last year was my first Easter Vigil and the most joy-filled day of my life After work, I attended my first Holy Thursday Mass, armed with only an expectation that it would be short
August 25, 2017
Convivium readers, and even a member of the Convivium team, respond to Marlena Lougheed’s account of her decision to leave worldly life and join the Catholic religious order, Sisters of Life.
After reading Marlena's account of her vocation story in Convivium's A Love Louder Than Noise, I can recall the piercing silence with which God burst into my heart, the moment I finally let Him speak to me “I resonate with Marlena Loughheed's journey of discerning a call from God in the midst of the...
August 1, 2015
Academic freedom at Trinity Western University, it’s argued, comes from its community covenant. So why are people hiding their TWU degrees?
After all, shouldn't basic Christian commitments naturally catalyze Christian community? The missing piece in the discussion is that TWU is open to all students, whether or not they are able or willing to sign a Christian creed By doing so, members accept reciprocal benefits and mutual responsibilit...