Balancing institution and mission: Lessons from change in the Cuban church

By Maria Griselda Delgado del Carpio Translation: Iris Salcedo, Matthew Townsend “In the wake of political change, “congregations collapsed; a handful of women and some men remained in each. But those who stayed did not permit the faith to be snuffed out, the doors to be closed, or the light of the gospel and the sacred … Continue reading “Balancing institution and mission: Lessons from change in the Cuban church”

‘Coming to God without freedom is not coming to God’: Philosopher Charles Taylor on seeing God in church decline

By Tali Folkins For a professor of political science and philosophy, Charles Taylor was already unusually widely known by the turn of the millennium. Taylor had taught at his alma mater, McGill University, from 1961 to 1997 and written several books—on the German idealist philosopher G.W.F Hegel (Hegel; Hegel and Modern Society); the modern ideas of personality … Continue reading “‘Coming to God without freedom is not coming to God’: Philosopher Charles Taylor on seeing God in church decline”

God doesn’t promise to save the church

By Martha Tatarnic Martha serves as the rector of St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines. We rang the new year in quietly with our kids on December 31st with a Netflix marathon and a range of tasty junk food. After the clock struck twelve, my pre-teen daughter became solemn and eventually emotional. It took … Continue reading “God doesn’t promise to save the church”

The changing face of church

By Joelle Kidd Across the Anglican Church of Canada, buildings are closing and congregations merging, or even meeting in houses. What will Sunday morning look like in the years to come? On October 2, 2019, the congregants and friends of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Fruitvale, B.C., took a last look at the … Continue reading “The changing face of church”

An Act of Imaginative Hope

By Elizabeth Welch This is an excerpt from a sermon delivered at Ruth Dantzer’s ordination to the priesthood, held at UVic Interfaith Chapel on Nov.16, 2019 (the full sermon is available on the diocesan website). On that date, we commemorate Margaret, Queen of Scots, Helper of the Poor. Elizabeth Welch is incumbent at St George … Continue reading “An Act of Imaginative Hope”