Welcome to Touchstone

Touchstone is a loosely linked community focused on offering, encouraging and teaching friendship in Christ to leaders in the business, political, arts and spiritual marketplaces. read more


“I’m very disappointed in you”, I said to the woman behind the counter at our local bookstore. I was kidding her because the books I ordered had arrived nearly a week earlier than they estimated. “It’s all about expectations” she … read more

Musical Holy Longing (2)

Earlier this month Susan and I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to experience two exhibitions; Small Wonders and Mystical Landscapes. Last week I chatted about 21st century Leonard Cohen and this week it is 14th and 19th century … read more

Civility and yard waste bags

Last week, hundreds of brown paper yard waste bags were lined up in military precision down both sides of our street. This replaces my fond childhood memory of leaf smoke as we made them disappear in bonfires. Now we rake … read more