Retired Physician, Writer
St. George's, Guelph
Michael Burslem is married to Ellen from Cairo, Egypt, and they are members of St. George's, Guelph, where they live.
Originally from the West Indies he lived in Iran and England before coming to Canada in 1951 to attend McGill, where he majored in mathematics. He's had a varied career.
He worked in Frobisher Bay, N.W.T., as a weather forecaster in Canada's far north; later, as ice forecaster; in winter on the east coast and in summer in the Arctic. He also trained for the Anglican ministry at King's College, Halifax, but was not ordained. He studied medicine at Dalhousie.
He practiced as a family doctor in Moncton, New Brunswick, before coming to the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph. He had a special interest in geriatrics, and went on three short term medical missions to Guatemala, for which he took Spanish and Parasitology (besides Astronomy and Italian) at the University of Guelph.
In retirement he enjoys reading, writing and rithmatic. He enjoys God's nature and writes for the Niagara Anglican and the Arab West Report. He's most interested in building bridges between Christians and those of other faiths, or of no faith at all.
|St. Samaan, the Tanner, or Cobbler||January 2008||People, Scripture|
|Loving one's neighbour||September 2008||Global Perspectives, Social Justice|
|Free grace. Really?||November 2008||Scripture, Spirituality|
|Ramblings from Cairo||February 2008||Outreach, Scripture, Social Justice|
|Muslim or Christian? Is it possible to be both?||March 2008||Global Perspectives, People, Scripture|
|Our Church Wrangling||April 2008||Current Issues, Events, Social Justice|
|Bridge Building with Our Muslim Neighbors||May 2008||Global Perspectives|
|Some thoughts on Naguib Mahfuz’ Children of the Alley||May 2008||Easter, Social Justice|
|The Cave Churches of Samaan el Kharraz, St. Simon the Cobbler, at Mokattam, Cairo||May 2008||People, Social Justice|
|The new life||June 2008||Global Perspectives|
|Who was Richard Hooker, and why is he so relevant in the Church today?||October 2008||Leadership, People|
|Are people of other faiths our brothers and sisters in Christ?||October 2007||Global Perspectives, People|
|Some thoughts on war||November 2007||Global Perspectives, Outreach, People|
|Why do we still keep Christmas?||December 2007||Christmas|
|Stumbling Blocks to Faith||October 2008||Leadership, Social Justice|
|The scandal of our disunity||October 2008||Outreach, People|
|This is my story||October 2008|
|At Christmastide whom do we worship: the beast or the lamb?||December 2008||Advent, Christmas, General Theology|
|Our Home: The Mansion or the Alley?||January 2009||Global Perspectives, Social Justice|
|A eulogy of large families||February 2009||Global Perspectives, People|
|How not to build up one another in the faith||March 2009||Lent, Social Justice, Spirituality|
|Easter victory over evil and death||April 2009||Easter|
|The Word of God or the Holy Bible?||June 2009||General Theology, Scripture|
|Utterly humbled by mystery||September 2009||Ecclesiology, People, Spirituality|
|A new Creed?||October 2009||General Theology|
|Our topsy-turvy church||November 2009||Leadership, Spirituality|
|Post Christendom Christianity||December 2009||Ecclesiology, General Theology, Leadership, Spirituality|
|What has Saint Mungo to say to us today||January 2010||Ecclesiology, People, Spirituality|
|More than re-arranging furniture||February 2010||Ecclesiology, Liturgy|
|Spirit of giving||March 2010||Leadership, Lent, Spirituality, Stewardship|
|Questioning the faith once delivered to the Saints||May 2010||Ecclesiology, Leadership, People|
|Kairos Palestine||September 2010||Outreach, Social Justice, Spirituality, Stewardship|
|What is Orthodoxy?||October 2010||Current Issues, General Theology|
|The good God and the evil God||November 2010||Current Issues, General Theology, Leadership, Social Justice|
|Our neighbour||January 2011||Current Issues, Outreach, Social Justice|
|Oh, Come All Ye Faithful||December 2010||Christmas, Leadership, Social Justice|
|Insha'Allah||February 2011||Ecclesiology, Outreach, Social Justice|
|The resurrection of Jesus||April 2011||Current Issues, Social Justice|
|My change of heart during the Egyptian revolution||May 2011||Current Issues, Easter, Global Perspectives, Social Justice|
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