Mark MacDonald


  • Mark MacDonald

    Mark MacDonald was national Indigenous Anglican bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada from 2007 to 2019, and national Indigenous Anglican archbishop from 2019 to 2022.


Chaos and the ministry of the gospel

One of the many things that  our recent pandemic crisis has revealed is the difficulties our institutions have in facing chaos. To be clear, I

An unmistakable sign

Though the church of my youth taught about the Second Coming of Christ, there were not many specifics, nor was there much guessing about when, where and how.

Evil, individual and communal

For a number of years, it has been very important for me to research and discuss the communal nature of sin and evil. Often, this

Why Indigenous Authority is Important to You

Imagine the Canadian outrage. What if one country, with massive economic control and a police force, invaded a land, installed its own government, and then

Looking north

Around this time of year, the millions of Canadians who live in the south are reminded that Canada is one of the great northern countries. Though it doesn’t appear to come to mind very often—it was largely missed in conversations that accompanied our recent election—the North is an essential part of our land.

St. Matthew’s Church, Kingfisher Lake First Nation Photo: Anglican Video

Something we can’t afford to miss

This year, an accident of the church calendar meant that we missed a crucial gospel text: the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke

We are not human without community

The ecological and human crisis that faces us today is a striking and urgent part of our context. Through this crisis we are relearning three related and essential ideas about community.

On the marriage canon

When non-Indigenous people hear that there is a widespread ambivalence and reluctance among Indigenous Anglicans to change the marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage, they

A call to discipleship

This column has often had the theme of decolonization and the process of becoming a post-colonial church, though only rarely naming it that directly. It is a theme

Sacrificial love

Jesus, in his life, death and resurrection, is the centre point of Creation and history.

Leadership and the rest of us

In the past few years, we have chosen many new bishops. Soon, we will choose a new primate. With these major changes, we have entered

Making ministry Indigenous

Since the missionaries arrived, there has been a disciplined and dedicated attempt to make Indigenous churches look, act and feel like their non-Indigenous counterparts. We

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