New Zealand: Holy Week radio broadcasts chart new territory

[Anglican Taonga] Christian radio station Star is launching itself into uncharted waters for the duration of Holy Week by running adapted versions of the NZPB Morning and Evening Prayer. The services – of seven minute duration, and broadcast at 5.30am and 11.45pm – are being read by the Rev David Guthrie, the Anglican priest who, … Continue reading “New Zealand: Holy Week radio broadcasts chart new territory”

Digital disciples

iStock/londoneye   By Elizabeth Wellington A Lutheran pastor in Pennsylvania uses social media to engage youth in the ancient teachings of the church, a reflection of his deep belief that God is everywhere, including online. Monday, January 13, 2014 Twenty-six teenagers dillydally on smartphones, sending instant messages, scrolling through news feeds, liking statuses and posting … Continue reading “Digital disciples”

Lenten video meditations find God’s presence in darkness

By Matt Gardner A contemplative video series is set to take viewers on a journey through the dark this Lenten season, highlighting God’s enduring presence en route to the joy of Easter morning. Produced by the Rev. Tay Moss of the Church of the Messiah in Toronto for the Anglican Church of Canada, Like Watchmen … Continue reading “Lenten video meditations find God’s presence in darkness”

Disconnect to reconnect

  By Michael Lapointe   BOOK REVIEW The End of Absence Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection By Michael Harris HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2014 ISBN 9781443426275 243 pages _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Communication (winner of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for … Continue reading “Disconnect to reconnect”

Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online (Resources)

Resources Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online Social media can seem overwhelming, especially to faith community leaders and members who are not familiar with the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, social media is an increasingly important outreach tool that can play a significant role in evangelism, in communicating your … Continue reading “Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online (Resources)”

“Amazing” response to Anglican Communion’s global advent calendar

  The Global Advent Calendar has crowdsourced more than 7,000 images posted by upward of 1,500 people worldwide Photo Credit: ACNS By ACNS staff The Anglican Communion Office and the monks of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) have been astounded and delighted by the response to their invitation to create a crowdsourced, … Continue reading ““Amazing” response to Anglican Communion’s global advent calendar”

Congregations embracing technology, study finds

  Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community. Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman, Wash., decided to go digital this Lenten season. Through email and Facebook, members of the church have engaged in Words for the Journey. Each morning a … Continue reading “Congregations embracing technology, study finds”

Invitation to the Anglican Communion: “Celebrate Advent using your camera phones”

  The monks are inviting Anglicans and Episcopalians to join them in prayer, meditation and taking photos during Advent                          Photo Credit: SSJE __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   By ACNS staff Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram. Advent—from November 30 … Continue reading “Invitation to the Anglican Communion: “Celebrate Advent using your camera phones””