Challenges draw Trinity and Wycliffe closer

By Matt Gardner As times change, two familiar seminaries are changing with them Among the various display booths spread throughout the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre at General Synod 2019, guests and delegates passed one that bore testament to a new spirit of collaboration between two prominent Anglican seminaries in Toronto. Having previously shared a display … Continue reading “Challenges draw Trinity and Wycliffe closer”

Brian D. McLaren: Denominations do invaluable things

By Brian D. McLaren   A major figure in the emerging church talks about what’s good about denominations, the challenges the organizations face and some “wild ideas” for the future.   Editor’s note: As the Christian landscape changes, leaders must ask and answer a new question: What’s the future of denominations? This video is part … Continue reading “Brian D. McLaren: Denominations do invaluable things”

Discovering God in the rhythm of prayer

A Canadian Anglican reflects on a year spent ‘in God’s time’ at Lambeth Palace By Tali Folkins Since 2015, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been inviting young people from across the world to spend “a year in God’s time” with the Community of St. Anselm, a program in communal spiritual living. For 10 months … Continue reading “Discovering God in the rhythm of prayer”

‘Soul Man, will you pray for us today?’

By Tali Folkins A diocese of Huron priest is reaching out to the unchurched by giving services from the back of his SUV in the parking lots of southern Ontario. Since June 2018, the Rev. Stephen Martin, part-time incumbent of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Stratford, and missioner for the diocese of Huron, has been delivering … Continue reading “‘Soul Man, will you pray for us today?’”

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”