Anglican Primates respond to Archbishop of Canterbury’s request on Letters for Creation

Posted on: September 18, 2018   Season of Creation Leaders of some of the Anglican Communion’s 39 provinces have responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s invitation to write Letters for Creation. To help promote the Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September to 4 October, Archbishop Justin asked his fellow Primates to set out … Continue reading “Anglican Primates respond to Archbishop of Canterbury’s request on Letters for Creation”

The Call of Ordinary Time

                      I’ m sure that, at some point, many parishes had one of those “liturgical year” posters hanging in the parish hall or Sunday School area. Sometimes they’re set out in a long line, beginning with Advent and ending with the Reign of Christ, but … Continue reading “The Call of Ordinary Time”

L. Gregory Jones: How to form wise Christian institutional leaders in an uncertain world

Bigstock / Yastremska By L. Gregory Jones Dean, Duke Divinity School FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Our patterns of education and formation must nurture practical wisdom, encourage unlikely friendships and seed understanding about the ecosystems an institution needs to survive, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost of Baylor University. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 What patterns of education … Continue reading “L. Gregory Jones: How to form wise Christian institutional leaders in an uncertain world”

A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace

After years of struggling to keep up its 1928 building, the congregation of First Christian Church of Oakland decided to make it a center for nonprofits working for peace. Photos courtesy of Oakland Peace Center By Patricia Corrigan FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Concerned about violence in their city, members of a declining church in Oakland shifted focus, redefined its ministry and … Continue reading “A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace”

Making homes for the arts in sacred places

In a 2010 production of Twelth Night, Curio Theater Company takes the stage in Philadelphia’s Calvary UMC under an arrangement brokered by Arts in Sacred Places. Photo by Kyle Cassidy By Mary Beth McCauley FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Arts groups need their space, and many older churches have plenty to spare. In a win-win for everyone, a Philadelphia nonprofit … Continue reading “Making homes for the arts in sacred places”