Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving

By Mike Cope Director of ministry outreach, Pepperdine University Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop … Continue reading “Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving”

‘Nothing’s like it used to be’

Climate, economic changes renew food security efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador By MATTHEW TOWNSEND August 9, 2019 Ask people about buying food in Newfoundland and Labrador, and you’ll start hearing a few consistent comments: that fresh produce can be very expensive, that storm-related shipping delays can cut off the supply of food, and that the … Continue reading “‘Nothing’s like it used to be’”

O greenest church?

Green church movement finds success stories mixed with reluctance, ‘need for education’ By TALI FOLKINS August 9, 2019 In 2018, Canon Judy Rois, adjunct faculty member of the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada, undertook a research project with Daphne Rixon, a business professor with an expertise … Continue reading “O greenest church?”

Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment

Andrei Rublev’s famous icon showing the three angels hosted by Abraham at Mamre. Wikimedia Commons FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   By Allison Backous Troy Writer and educator   While writing about hospitality, an author wrestles with questions about who belongs at the table. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 The first icon I ever bought was Andrei Rublev’s famous “Hospitality of Abraham.” … Continue reading “Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment”

Secretary General Andrew Wright reflects on the importance of the Mission to Seafarers global community

By Andrew Wright 15th August 2019 August 2019 When I first came to The Mission to Seafarers I reflected on that famous hymn “The Day thou gavest Lord is ended”.   The second verse of that hymn goes We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping, While earth rolls onward into light, Through all the world her … Continue reading “Secretary General Andrew Wright reflects on the importance of the Mission to Seafarers global community”