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The New Fifth Season


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 (ordained in 1977), holds degrees 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:

Downhill from Vimy, Manitoba: friesen Press, 2016 

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.