Item is a PDF file consisting of 119 pages of the unedited manuscript of More Faithful Than We Think: Stories and Insights on Canadian Leaders Doing Politics Christianly. In this manuscript, Mackey shows how Christians in the public wrestle with political ideologies and realities. The manuscript was based on material previously published in the author's columns: Capital views, OttawaWatch and Doing politics Christianly.
Article synopsis: Provides thoughts about the Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau transition from a Conservative to Liberal federal government and whether the Liberals will focus on collaborative goverance between all parties.
Article synopsis: Discusses collaborative and conciliatory politics with the following examples: move by Danielle Smith and Wild Rose colleagues, to join the governing Progressive Conservative caucus, in Alberta; a hint by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, that carbon pricing by the Alberta government might be a good model for emulation by North America’s senior governments; the re-election in Surrey, British Columbia (BC) of a centre/right/left coalition at both the city council and school board levels; settlement of the teacher's strike in BC; and, the election of John Tory as mayor of Toronto.
Article synopsis: Discusses the role of faith in the life of a community that shifts as the population changes in response to the author's recent move to West Village, City Centre in Surrey, British Columbia. The article also discusses Surrey City Council and NightShift street ministries that operates in the Whalley neighbourhood in Surrey.
Article synopsis: Encourages faith-based individuals to resist the adversarial system found within politics using the discussion of the ordination of queer individuals to the Christian ministry through the experience of Tim Stevenson a queer United Church minister and then Vancouver city councilor.