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January 31, 2009

From Fahrenheit to a Chilly Celsius

By: Rikki Ratliff

I was standing in line at Canada Post the other day and noticed three women in front of me all sporting salt stains on the hem of their pants and shoes. Aghast, I wondered how these women would allow themselves to be seen in public looking as such. Read More
January 19, 2009

Capital Reflections


Washington, D.C.... the seat of the most powerful political office in the world. It was a privilege to spend four days there recently as I travelled with Context with Lorna Dueck to help gather interviews with a broad cross section of leaders... Read More
January 2, 2009

I Know You're In There...

By: Jeff Groenewald

Why is it that some have so much, and others live in such fear? What was this family afraid of that they could not answer the door, or the phone? An angry former spouse? An estranged child? A bill collector?

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December 26, 2008

A Big Question

By: Patricia Paddey

"Murder and things like that," had been on my daughter's mind ever since we got the news that a fellow student at Green Glade Senior Public School had died tragically, and that two people had been charged with Alexandra Firgan-Hewie's murder. Read More
December 18, 2008

Bemoaning the commercialization of Christmas


One does not have to look too far to find someone bemoaning the commercialization of Christmas, or the lack of the spiritual recognition. Other articles and editorials will talk about how we should all be thankful for what we have, Read More
December 12, 2008

Seriously Ridiculous!


Youth work is hard, tough work.. but rewarding. Rewarding to see kids that have come from broken homes, abuse, abandonment, low self esteem, and addiction transform. Read More
December 5, 2008

To confess or to confuse?


However, I'm deeply troubled by what I'm seeing, and not seeing in Ottawa these days, and so I'm putting my political ambitions on the back burner for now. Read More
November 28, 2008

An Army Unleashed

By: Rikki Ratliff

I'm not very good at early rises. Nor am I a fan of the Canadian cold. So I greeted 4:30 in the morning with a grunt and a frown and I'm afraid, she frowned back at me. However, I'll do just about anything for a good story... Read More
November 20, 2008

Start Your Engines


Tired of living in the "comfortable middle?" Try life on the margins! Read More
November 2, 2008

The Legend-ry of Politics

By: Rikki Ratliff

"It's not really cool to be a Republican," music artist John Legend said recently, while a guest on the The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He got a good laugh out of the studio audience and a small, smirking smile from me. Read More
October 24, 2008

Changing the World


Last week I went to Ottawa to attend the 'To Change the World - Emerging Leader's Summit,' sponsored by Cardus. It was a power packed two days with 25 young Christian leaders... Read More
October 16, 2008

Politics as an extension of pop culture


...everyone is talking about how few people voted. That is unfortunate, but also perhaps to be expected of a culture that sees politics as an extension of pop culture that has little consequence. Read More

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