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Restoring hope for historic Quebec church

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  By Leigh Anne Williams   The Rev. Thora Chadwick says that restoration work on St. George’s, Clarenceville, the oldest wooden church in Quebec, has been a sign of hope in a small community where people can feel marginalized. The tiny parish of St. George’s, Clarenceville, Que. is preparing for the 200th anniversary of its church […]

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Economy must serve life not profits, says Brazilian primate

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

  By André Forget   Anglican Episcopal Primate of Brazil Francisco de Assis da Silva meets with Canadian Primate Fred Hiltz in Toronto.   Francisco de Assis da Silva, Primate of Brazil and Bishop of South-Western Brazil, is in Canada this month to speak to the Synod of the Diocese of Ontario about the Church’s role […]

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Ginny’s Journey

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  “I am doing this because it might help others going through what I am going through.” This is what the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor replied when asked why she agreed to be filmed weekly as she recovers from a life-threatening illness. Hospitalized since mid-July, Ginny expects to recover fully, but it is a long […]

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The importance of the local church: An interview with Loren Mead

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  Forty years after founding the Alban Institute, the Rev. Loren Mead still believes in the fundamental importance of congregations.  “I am still stuck on the importance of the local church,” he said. It was that “monomania,” he said, that prompted him to create the institute in 1974. “I sort of woke up in ministry […]

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The rise and fall of the American seminary (COMMENTARY)

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Discussion

  By Tom Ehrich NEW YORK (RNS) General Theological Seminary’s campus in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan is everything you’d want in an urban seminary. Handsome buildings, a chapel at the center, quiet walkways in a noisy city, calm places to read and pray. All serving a wonderfully diverse student body eager to minister in a […]

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Shelly Rambo: The space between death and resurrection

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

A theologian who works in the discipline of trauma studies says that Christians need to pay more attention to Holy Saturday. Believing in the promise of resurrection doesn’t eliminate suffering — and in witnessing this suffering, we are about the work of redemption, she says.   Theologians have always wrestled with questions about suffering: Why […]

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Missing Church, Not Religion: Why I Read Marilynne Robinson

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

  Returning to the incredible sensory memories of church — and the feel of religion without evangelism.   By  Anne Helen Petersen   BuzzFeed Staff     Picador Picador Farrar, Straus and Giroux “He spoke with a tenderness he wasn’t even aware of anymore, that you could read if you knew how, like reading the bottom of […]

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M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE dies

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

  M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE August 28, 1945 – October 17, 2014 With great sadness, the SSJE community announces that our brother Tom Shaw died on October 17 at SSJE’s Emery House, in the care of his Brothers.  Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE’s Superior, said, “Our brother Tom said during his last days he was so very, […]

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Dare not to share

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Computers

    By Meghan Murphy-Gill   Social media is great for keeping in touch, but some moments are more meaningful when experienced offline. This summer I became well acquainted with the value of white noise. I quickly learned there’s nothing worse than a quiet house when you have a brand-new baby. So, we run fans. […]

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Home-grown ministers for home-grown ministries

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

The Kootenay School of Ministry (KSM) is a theological training ground like no other. It has no walls, no permanent facilities, migrates around the largely rural Diocese of Kootenay, and enjoys a rotating roster of faculty drawn from across the Canadian church. Eight years ago this school-without-a-school was just a vision emerging from the diocese’s […]

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