Wine Before Breakfast – Food, Jesus and a confession

October 26, 2015

Food is always political.
Food is never neutral.

Where the food came from.
Who produced that food.
The farming practices that generated that food.
The ecological cost of producing the food.
The energy consumed to transport that food.
Whether that food is really healthy or perhaps threatens health even as it fills our stomachs.

Yep, food is always political.

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Campus Ministry at a Glance…

October 26, 2015

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Wine Before Breakfast (Tuesdays @ 7:22 am)

A weekly early morning Eucharist service, Tuesdays @ 7:22 a.m. in the Wycliffe College chapel. Rich liturgy, creative music, provocative preaching and the celebration of communion followed by a breakfast of home baking, preserves, juice and organic fair traded coffee in the campus ministry office.
– Contact Brian Walsh for more information, or to get on the email list
– Visit the WBB Facebook page

Graduate Christian Fellowship (Thursdays @ 6:00 pm)

A community of people who meet for food, reflection, and mutual encouragement, Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m. in the CRC campus ministry office at Wycliffe College. We eat together, pray and read scripture, listen to each others’ stories, hear guest speakers, and engage in wide-ranging and deeply probing conversations.
– Contact Geoff Wichert for more information, or to get on the email list
– Visit the GCF Facebook page

Pastoral Care (anytime)

Any of our staff team would be happy to meet with you individually to discuss personal concerns or issues that you are dealing with. Contact any of us via email to arrange a time for a confidential conversation.

Brian Walsh’s Courses – 2015-16


Graduate Christian Fellowship – Film: Munyurangabo

October 20, 2015


Thursday, October 22, 2015
Chaplain’s office, Wycliffe College (basement)

6:00 – Dinner
7:00 (or so) – Something After Dinner – film, discussion, etc.

See below for:
– Future GCF Topics
– Upcoming Special Events
– Contacts, Links, Directions, etc.
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MUNYURANGABO
(Rwanda / USA, 2007)

“Its story involves one of those miracles that can illuminate the cinema… It is in every frame a beautiful and powerful film — a masterpiece.”
(American film critic Roger Ebert)

Set in Rwanda a decade after the devastating genocide that wrought havoc on the country, Munyurangabo explores the day-to-day reality of life in a country whose history is steeped in blood and hatred. In this case, everything is seen through the eyes of Sangwa and ‘Ngabo (his full name is the title of the film), two teenage boys travelling together from the capital, Kigali, on a cross-country journey that includes a visit to Sangwa’s family farm, where he has not been for three years.

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Martyn Joseph in Concert – Sept 4

August 8, 2014

Martyn Joseph
in Concert

Thursday, Sept 4
8.00pm
Sheraton Hall
Wycliffe College

$15.00 at the door
For reserved tickets contact Brian Walsh

Presented by Empire Remixed and Christian Reformed Campus Ministries
With the cooperation of the Wycliffe College Student Council


Wine Before Breakfast – Seeing is Believing

October 7, 2013

“Look, here is the Lamb of God!”
declared John the Baptist.

“What are you looking for?”
Jesus asked of John’s two disciples who started following him around.

“Umm, where are you staying?”
they replied.

Kind of interesting really.
We’re looking to see where you’re hanging out.

Somehow, I think that was just the first thing that came into their minds,
as they stood tongue-tied before this man
who John had identified as nothing less than the Messiah.

“Come and see.”

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Inner City Front: Conflict, Hope and the Common Good

September 19, 2013

A Theology of the City
Tuesday, September 24, 7-­9PM
Dr. Brian Walsh, CRC Campus Minister, University of Toronto
with response from Joe Mihevc, City Councilor, Toronto

Worldviews, Sustainability and the City
Tuesday, October 22, 7-­9PM
Ingrid Stefanovic, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
with response from Stephen Scharper, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Toronto

Imagination, the Arts and Homelessness
Tuesday, November 12, 7-­9PM
Phyliss Novak, Founder and Director of “Sketch”


Three thought-­provoking presentations presented by
Urban Remixed and The Church of the Redeemer
with the generous support of the Anglican Foundation of Canada
At Church of the Redeemer ~162 Bloor Street West (at Avenue Road)


Wine Before Beer – From Delight to Damnation: The Spirit and Creation

June 16, 2013

[NOTE: During the fall/winter terms “Wine Before Breakfast” Eucharist services (WBB for short) happen each Tuesday morning at 7:22. This summer, for the first time, WBB will continue on a monthly basis, with a few changes: the time will be Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and the name will be “Wine Before Beer.” Otherwise the community’s unique character remains the same, and folks are still invited to hang out in the campus ministry office following the service.]


It’s not for nothing that Psalm 104 is often called the ecologist’s psalm.

There is a scope of vision to this psalm,
an ecological attentiveness,
a delight in creational diversity,
a sense of coherence,
all wrapped up in a song of praise.

As far as psalms go, they don’t get much more beautiful than this one.

But then, just as the psalmist is bringing it all to a lovely ending,
“… may my meditations be pleasing to him,
as I rejoice in the Lord …”
the psalmist drops this bomb:
“But may sinners vanish from the earth,
and the wicked be no more.”

Why wreck such a beautiful psalm?
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WBB, the Spirit and Beer; WBB in the Summer

May 21, 2013

[NOTE: During the fall/winter terms “Wine Before Breakfast” Eucharist services (WBB for short) happen each Tuesday morning at 7:22. This summer, for the first time, WBB will continue on a monthly basis, with a few changes: the time will be Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and the name will be “Wine Before Beer.” Otherwise the community’s unique character remains the same, and folks are still invited to hang out in the campus ministry office following the service.]


Prophecy, visions and dreams.

Precisely what we seem to lack.

Think about it.
The Liberals re-elected in British Columbia:
the pipeline will be approved.
European countries are back in recession:
more austerity measures played out on the backs of the poor.
More than a thousand dead in Bangladesh:
Western clothing companies doing damage control.
Carbon dioxide levels reach 400 parts per million:
Joe Oliver ramps up his oil sands sales pitch.

S.O.S.

Same Old Shit.

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The Passion of Bruce Springsteen: Taking the Boss to Church

April 17, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013
7:00 p.m.

A Rock Eucharist with

The Wine Before Breakfast Band
Dr. Brian Walsh preaching

Church of the Redeemer Anglican
(Avenue Rd and Bloor St.)

Bring your dancing shoes…


Resurrection Party!

April 1, 2013

Christ is risen. Alleluia!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

And it pretty much all hangs on this confession.

If the story has been about life from the beginning,
if this story of “let there be” this and “let there be” that,

is fundamentally about life,
and death is a usurper,

death is an alien,
then this story has no resolution without the defeat of death,
this story has no redemption short of resurrection.

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