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The New Fifth Season

stories about Death and dying, opinions on forgiveness and's all there

The Next few Lifts are on Jesus' mission...what did he have in mind for us?


Click here and receive wit and wisdom from Chris Levan, our minister, every Friday: links to inspirational videos, spiritual messages, ethical concerns.  It will come directly to your own email without fail...every Friday afternoon.

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This is Chris Levan, the author of the Lift and the minister of College Street United Church.   To e-mail him directly, click here

Chris ia a minister of the United Church of Canada (ordinaed in 1977), holds degress in theology from Emmanuel College (M.Div.) and McGill University (Ph.D.) and is a writer and educator.  He has taught in universities across the country: Queens, McGill, St. Thomas, University of Alberta, Laurentian University.

Chris has been a minister in churches in Gaspe, Saint John, Montreal, Sudbury and Fredericton.

Chris has written 8 books and been a regular syndicated journalist with national journals and CBC radio.

As a writer his books are:


Ethical Preference Inventory and Guide, with Thomas Maddix, Toronto: International Thomson             Publishing, 1999.

Give us this Day, Lenten reflections on baking bread and discipleship, Toronto: UCC, 2002.

 God Hates Religion, Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1995.

 Knowing your Ethical Preferences: A working Guide, with Tom Maddix, Toronto: ITP Nelson, 2000.

 Living in the Maybe, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1998.


Sin Boldly, Edmonton:  Rowan Books, 1997.


Thanks Giving,  Toronto: UCPH …awaiting publication.


The Dancing Steward. Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1993.

 His current writing project is entitled: Having Jesus for Dinner, How feasting with Jesus became feasting on Jesus.