Clergy, scientists grapple with thoughts of worship without congregational singing

By Adelle M. Banks   They are words the Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, never thought he would hear himself say. “Based on the science that we are learning about this week, we are urging and I am personally urging extreme caution,” said Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship … Continue reading “Clergy, scientists grapple with thoughts of worship without congregational singing”

Jessica Young Brown: Ministers cannot thrive if they neglect themselves

By Jessica Young Brown Clergy must honor all aspects of their lives to be healthy in ministry, writes a clinical psychologist who focuses on faith and mental health. My vocation is not at all what I would have answered had people asked the 12-year-old me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Rather, … Continue reading “Jessica Young Brown: Ministers cannot thrive if they neglect themselves”

The Primate: ‘We are building resilience’

By Archbishop Linda Nicholls   A few years ago, “zoom-zoom” referred to a Mazda car commercial. Today people are more likely to think of an online screen filled with small squares of virtual people holding a meeting. In the Anglican Church of Canada, this is especially true for all of the bishops and the Primate! … Continue reading “The Primate: ‘We are building resilience’”

‘Delightful,’ ‘a little weird,’ or ‘downright repellent’? Anglicans talk evangelism

By Tali Folkins   Not all Anglicans are comfortable with evangelism—and yet Anglicans may be uniquely poised to speak the gospel to society today, say some leaders of evangelism in the Canadian church. “Evangelism tends to be, or was, associated with perhaps a different piety than Anglicans—even with our broad tent—might have embraced a couple … Continue reading “‘Delightful,’ ‘a little weird,’ or ‘downright repellent’? Anglicans talk evangelism”

The resurrection is not all in your head

By Joey Royal   Every Easter, without fail, media outlets trot out someone—usually a scholar or a minister—who offers the secular world a more “believable” understanding of the resurrection of Christ. Usually this begins with a denial that something happened to Jesus’s body, because we modern people know that bodies don’t rise from the dead. … Continue reading “The resurrection is not all in your head”