Notes to EL29

Here are the notes related to Days 8 & 9: SMALL GROUPS for DAYS 8 & 9 {first name is the group coordinator} GG-1: Gloria Harrison Dolores Brent Julie Milne Larry Charach, Danielle Arrand GG-2: John Pressey William Cook, Scott Watson Bev Norman GG-3: Colette Zuberbuhler Joanie Parker Jeanette Espie Dilys Dranchuk GG-4: Karen Ferguson, […]

Notes to EL29 (my ELLA class)

Sometimes it may be quicker to simply post some thoughts to this part of my web-site and let those enrolled in my Ethical Reasoning course at the UofA this spring, pick up my thinking or the changes to the course right here. Here now is the revised version of the Course Guide for Days 4 […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Seven

Sometimes “letters to the editor” do not give enough space for a thoughtful conversation. So I’m going to tell you and if it rings true enough, you can take what you want and send it to your paper. Where has rationality gone in this province of ours, let alone our country? We seem to be […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Six

Have I got an idea for the churches who need to turn their real estate into longer-term survival plans? Let me try to explain… Things are happening in Penticton these days in part because there is an election coming. There will be people wondering who they can get to run for office so that the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Five

Okay, help me here, when are we really going to understand how this country has any money at all to invest in infrastructure, in training, in getting back to balanced budgets? I am getting more puzzled every day. Is it just me, or are leaders here in BC really inconsistent? A couple of fays ago, […]

Notes to Politicians (Part B)

Another colleague has been rather persistent in calling me out for not being an avid “global warmist” — well, to be fair, the criticism has been shifting more onto my skepticism towards much of the scientific community’s ranting about “climate change”. So, since I’m on this pulpit about politicians and their complete irrationality at times, […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Sixty-Eight (Part C-3)

And any final comments? For sure, I always have final comments, even when I’m right!! A very interesting conversation emerged around two topics that shared the common issue of awareness. One was the question of whether self-awareness is counter-productive to moral awareness and does this lead to the loss of the selfless leader? The other […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Sixty-Eight (Part C-1)

And what about the conference itself? How did it all unfold under the leadership of the new host institution — Depauw University? The conference, the 27th Annual International Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics to be exact, was very well organized in large part because APPE has a good professional staff (which […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Sixty-Eight (Part B-2)

So what was the main service like? Because of the inspiration I received during the early morning service, I decided to stay around the church and attend the 9:30 a.m. “main service”. I’m not sure how many people the sanctuary will actually hold (Fourth Presbyterian has a membership of 5,200 congregants) but it’s a lot. […]