The Change Room Project

By Andrea Mrozek | April 12, 2016 | Post your comment | Arts + Entertainment

Isolating people rather than uniting them  I was just a teenager when I began swimming at Hart House, a University of Toronto athletics facility. My dad was a member and he would take my sister and I to do laps. To get into the locker rooms,...

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The pros and cons of cultural Christianity

By Subby Szterszky | March 29, 2016 | Post your comment | Faith + Religion

Yes, there are some of both. In the year 313 AD, the Roman emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, making it legal to be a Christian for the first time in the ancient world. It signalled the end of nearly three centuries of intermittent...

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British prime minister: “We’re a Christian country”

By Subby Szterszky | March 29, 2016 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

Like a nervous game of dodge ball in a school gym, it’s become far too common to see Western leaders squirm at the mere public mention of Christianity. They dive for cover behind the twin cultural pillars of tolerance and pluralism. They jump out...

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The right side of history

By Subby Szterszky | March 15, 2016 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

Creaky ideas behind a banal catchphrase  Ask a group of typical North American teens to name their least favourite subject, and chances are that history will be at or near the top of the list. The same result would likely hold for a...

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Transient earthly glory

By Subby Szterszky | March 15, 2016 | Post your comment | Arts + Entertainment

The fall and rise of Ronda Rousey  One of the saddest moments on TV this year took place on a daytime celebrity chat show. Ronda Rousey, the former women’s mixed martial arts champion, was being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres back in February...

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The desires of our hearts

By Subby Szterszky | February 23, 2016 | Post your comment | Faith + Religion

What does God mean by this promise? Years ago, when I first became a Christian, there was a young couple at our church who took me under their wing. I was grateful for their friendship, encouragement and efforts to answer my many questions. One...

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Transgender bathrooms (and more) in Alberta schools

By Subby Szterszky | February 23, 2016 | Post your comment | Law + Government

Practical effects of a skewed belief system In January, Alberta’s NDP government released a set of guidelines for transgender policies to be adopted by all schools across the province. The guidelines are theoretically not mandatory. Nevertheless,...

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