Better off Broken

By M’Kenna Gillespie 18 February 2019  A member of the Community of St Anselm, the new monastic community based at Lambeth Palace, M’Kenna Gillespie, reflects on the nature of brokenness. I failed to notice the steady crawl of the mixer as it approached the edge of the counter.  One quick turnaround and the 17-year-old wedding … Continue reading “Better off Broken”

Montreal church partners with circus company to help pay the bills

via CBC A church in downtown Montreal has partnered with a circus company with the goal of opening up the space to a larger group of people — while also helping to pay the bills. The partnership could be the 1st of its kind and is a ‘match made in heaven,’ says pastor Kate McKenna … Continue reading “Montreal church partners with circus company to help pay the bills”

Making ministry Indigenous

By Mark MacDonald February 19, 2019 Since the missionaries arrived, there has been a disciplined and dedicated attempt to make Indigenous churches look, act and feel like their non-Indigenous counterparts. We can say, once and for all, it was a failure. It isn’t that Indigenous congregations don’t have the means or capacity to mimic their … Continue reading “Making ministry Indigenous”

Critical times as these

By Jillian Abballe 06 February 2019 The Anglican Communion’s newly appointed Advocacy Officer, Jillian Abballe, on the role of the Anglican Communion Office at the UN in living out prophetic vision. “We live in interesting, dangerous times.” “There has never been a more important time to do this work.” “The stakes have never been higher.” … Continue reading “Critical times as these”

Add a ‘Heartbeat’ to your annual vestry meeting

By Fred Hiltz February 6, 2019 While the thought of the parish annual meeting, or vestry as it is known in some dioceses, does not thrill everyone’s heart, I confess to being one of those people for whom it actually did! Even though the compiling of the annual report was a lot of work, I … Continue reading “Add a ‘Heartbeat’ to your annual vestry meeting”