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Monthly Archives: April 2011

12 April 2011 Winter Issue 12

Apr 12 Winter Issue 12

Amazon: Will it Steal Your Soul?

Travis Black I felt a close friendship with Amazon. We talked a lot, so much so that he had no problem recommending interesting books to me. (The “he” of Amazon is not a gender statement. It was just easier for Amazon to be a guy so that things didn’t get confusing between us spending so [...]

Thanksgiving for a Life: Remembering Rev. Harry Robinson

Loren Wilkinson The Rev. Harry Robinson, rector of St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church, died last week of a heart attack while walking with a friend near his home on Mayne Island.   His funeral is at 1:00 pm this afternoon (which will explain  why the faculty panel in the CTC course will be a little slimmer [...]

Et Cetera Endnotes

Jonathan Reimer, Et Cetera Editor 2010/2011 As with all community endeavors, the success of Et Cetera this year may be entirely attributed to those individuals that gave of their time, energy and heart to supporting this conversation. Thay are (in no particular order) Lydia Crutwell, Travis Black, John Gardner, Dan Porter, Hannah Coyne, Sarah Clarke, [...]

Loving Men and Loving Women: Some Concluding Thoughts on Gender

By Lydia Cruttwell (with thanks to Monica Westerholm) So, my dear Regent community, are you sick to death of reading about gender in the Etc.?  Do you wish never to see another article about men and women, about equality, about painful past experiences of gender discrimination or the difficulty of creating workable rubrics for gender?  [...]

“You Don’t Have to Go to Galiano for This Food Course”

Hannah Coyne Summer is hot on our heels, so design your own food course in the sunny months ahead with these “best of” restaurant reviews.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Two RCSA Presidents Reflect

In light of the ending school year as well as the transition of RCSA elections we at Et Cetera asked the outgoing and incoming RCSA presidents for their reflections on this year as well as the one to come:

Goodbye and Thank You to Allan Lake

Rick Smith After 15 years of faithful service to the Regent Community Al Lake is retiring. Although his final day is not until May 19th we wanted to ensure that we would give the largest part of our community possible an opportunity to celebrate Al’s time here at Regent before they take off to various [...]

05 April 2011 Winter Issue 11

Apr 05 Winter Issue 10

Gardening the City of God: An Interview with Loren and Mary-Ruth Wilkinson

transcribed and edited by Thea and Jon Reimer JR: This summer you will be piloting a new course entitled ‘Gardening the City of God’.  What was the impetus behind this course and what are your hopes for it? LW: Well, for about forty years now we’ve been teaching courses that try to help Christians be [...]

“The Poor Always Pay Back” or… Do They Really? : Four Myths about Microfinance that You Should Know

Soohwan Park Several enthusiasts interested in working in the relief and development industry have come to talk to me about microfinance in the last couple of years. Some wanted to help the poor by giving them a chance to do business, utilize capital, and get out of poverty. Others were simply curious because of its rising popularity, [...]

Broken by Fragmentation: A Missional Response

Hannah Coyne Like pottery dashed to the ground, many people today have lives marred by fragmentation. A life lived in pieces—in fragmentation—is no life at all. Given that Jesus has come that we may have full and abiding joy, not snatches of happiness in the midst of a lonely and meaningless world, it is imperative [...]