Celebrating community in Canada’s North

By Wayne Holst January 16, 2019 Almost 50 years ago, as a Lutheran synod staff person, I worked with representatives of Anglican, Presbyterian and United churches to create a viable model for church-planting across northern Canada. What started as the Leaf Rapids Ecumenical Parish in Manitoba has now been adapted to other isolated mining, mill-town … Continue reading “Celebrating community in Canada’s North”

Collegeville Institute Greats: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Collegeville Institute Greats: Henri J. M. Nouwen December 24, 2017 By Collegeville Institute As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, Bearings Online is highlighting profiles of persons closely associated with Collegeville Institute’s history—that great cloud of witnesses who have accompanied us since 1967, and will journey with us into the future. Henri J. M. Nouwen was … Continue reading “Collegeville Institute Greats: Henri J. M. Nouwen”

The Nativity of Jesus Christ and the Anthropocene

By Gregor Sneddon Dec 25, 2018 Alex Hocket   The Nativity of Jesus Christ and the Anthropocene “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.” (Luke 2:1–2) The famous existentialist Martin Heidegger … Continue reading “The Nativity of Jesus Christ and the Anthropocene”

Seniors’ ministry nourishes spiritual well-being in retirement and long-term care

The Rev. Joanne Webster, spiritual care chaplain at the Canterbury Foundation, provides company to resident George Faulder. Submitted photo Seniors’ ministry nourishes spiritual well-being in retirement and long-term care By Matt Gardner on December 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter email Meeting pastoral and spiritual needs of seniors and the elderly can take many forms. It could … Continue reading “Seniors’ ministry nourishes spiritual well-being in retirement and long-term care”

N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?

Photo by Malerapaso   By N. Graham Standish Executive director, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   Leading a congregation into the future requires understanding its story — and helping it envision what new chapters might come next. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 I recently had a conversation with a pastor about her first month in a new … Continue reading “N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?”