Book Recommendation: The End of Youth Ministry (Theology for the Life of the World)

What is youth ministry actually for? And does it have a future? Professor Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology, went on a one-year journey to answer these questions by conducting interviews with parents on their perspectives on what makes a good life. Through a unique parable-style story, Root offers a … Continue reading “Book Recommendation: The End of Youth Ministry (Theology for the Life of the World)”

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 14, 2020

Members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) and National Church Council (NCC) gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Morning Eucharist CoGS and NCC members held opening worship in the chapel. Community Building Members of the two councils held another community building exercise to get to know … Continue reading “Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 14, 2020”

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 13, 2020

Members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) and National Church Council (NCC) gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Opening Worship CoGS and NCC members began their joint meeting by celebrating the Eucharist together at the opening worship service. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical … Continue reading “Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 13, 2020”

Church of England sets 2030 net zero carbon target

The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon “net zero” by 2030. At its February 2020 meeting, members voted in favor of a revised date encouraging all parts of the Church of England to take action and ramp-up efforts to reduce emissions. … Continue reading “Church of England sets 2030 net zero carbon target”

Thomas Merton, my stroke and the light within

These days, following my stroke, I’m trying to find the right balance between passionate social engagement and quiet contemplation. Since quiet reflection does not come easily or naturally for me, I’ve been seeking out meditation workshops. Early one Saturday, my wife, Camille, drove me to an all-morning meditation training session at the Green Gulch Farm … Continue reading “Thomas Merton, my stroke and the light within”