One year later: remembering a historical moment Posted in: General, Reviews - Pope Francis walks through the garden of Château de Bossey in coversation with WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC 23 June 2019 A year has now passed since the World Council of Churches (WCC) received Pope Francis in Geneva, to celebrate together 70 years of ecumenical work since the WCC’s founding. Yet the… … Continue reading "One year later: remembering a historical moment"
Jazz belongs in church Posted in: Features - The jazz communion during Labor Day weekend is an annual tradition at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. The Rev. Bill Carter is a professional jazz musician who performs with his band, Presbybop. Photos by Jeff Kellam FacebookTwitterEmailPrint A pastor who is a trained pianist discovered that he did not have to choose between jazz… … Continue reading "Jazz belongs in church"
Episcopal pilgrims bring Spain’s Camino de Santiago to the Appalachian Trail Posted in: Features - By Emily McFarlan Miller Pilgrims walk through a field on June 26, 2019, on Day 4 of the Appalachian Camino, a weeklong pilgrimage organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on parts of the Appalachian Trail passing through the diocese. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/Religion News Service [Religion News Service — On the Appalachian Trail,… … Continue reading "Episcopal pilgrims bring Spain’s Camino de Santiago to the Appalachian Trail"
Anglican Reconciliation Connections newsletter: Reconciliation toolkit (Resources) Posted in: Links - Reconciliation toolkit For more than three decades, the Anglican Church of Canada has been on a journey of listening, truth-telling, repentance and healing with Indigenous Peoples, both within and outside the church. There is an urgent need for further healing and justice-seeking across the land, and we all have a role to play. Since… … Continue reading "Anglican Reconciliation Connections newsletter: Reconciliation toolkit (Resources)"
Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person Posted in: Computers - BY JESSE DYMOND July 8, 2019 Photo: Public domain Friends in Christ, It’s been some time, hasn’t it? A few years ago, I left my post as online community coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada for Quebec’s Eastern Townships, where I serve as chaplain to Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville. The space… … Continue reading "Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person"
Indigenous peoples uniquely equipped to combat climate change Posted in: Links - World Council of Churches Photo: Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) 04 July 2019 Indigenous peoples are not only on the frontline of climate change impacts, they are also uniquely equipped with expertise to help defend ecology. Two groups - the Ecumenical Indigenous Peoples’ Networks Reference Group and the Working Group on Climate Change of the… … Continue reading "Indigenous peoples uniquely equipped to combat climate change"
A Pilgrim’s Questions: Walking the Camino de Santiago Posted in: Discussion - A Pilgrim’s Questions: Walking the Camino de Santiago BY LINDA MERCADANTE JULY 30, 2018 Is punishing your body a spiritual practice? At one time, it was. In the Middle Ages, thousands of pilgrims walked the arduous and dangerous Camino de Santiago. The goal was to reach Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, visit the tomb… … Continue reading "A Pilgrim’s Questions: Walking the Camino de Santiago"
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor Posted in: Books, Reviews - HOLY ENVY Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor HarperOne, Toronto, ON. March, 2019 Hardcover. 238 pages. $29.00 CAD Kindle $17.00 CAD ISBN #978-0-06-240656-9 Publishers Promo: The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred… … Continue reading "Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor"
Welcomed as Christ: How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith Posted in: Features - Welcomed as Christ How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith BY NICHOLAS TANGEN JUNE 21, 2019 A few years ago, I visited Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota for the first time. My visit came in the midst of some conversations with my spiritual director about the tension between the life of my faith community,… … Continue reading "Welcomed as Christ: How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith"
Primates in push to encourage all bishops to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference Posted in: News - Posted on: July 1, 2019 Bishops at the Lambeth Conference in 1930 defined the Anglican Communion as “as a fellowship of churches, provinces and dioceses in communion with the See of Canterbury”. Photo Credit: ACNS [ACNS, by staff writer] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken of his desire that next year’s Lambeth Conference… … Continue reading "Primates in push to encourage all bishops to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference"
Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter Posted in: Computers - The Church of England 01/07/2019 The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling offensive behaviour and misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, unveiled the Church’s first ever social media guidelines at Facebook today. The guidelines encourage positive engagement across all national social media accounts… … Continue reading "Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter"
From cults to colonialism: Tri-History Conference explores church role in trauma, survival Posted in: General, Reviews - By MATT GARDNER July 4, 2019 David Neelands speaks during a special joint session of the Trinity Divinity Associates at the 2019 Tri-History Conference, flanked by fellow panelist Victoria Matthews. Photo by Matt Gardner The death of a young woman in connection with a faith-healing cult based out of an Anglican church was a… … Continue reading "From cults to colonialism: Tri-History Conference explores church role in trauma, survival"
10 Ordinary Lessons From Doing A PhD In Theology Posted in: Features - April 16, 2019 By Cole HartinThis past week I fulfilled the last of the requirements to graduate with my PhD in Theological Studies from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto. After five years of classes, teaching assistantships, exams, outlines, research, writing, an oral defense, and several seemingly arbitrary formatting requirements, my hands are… … Continue reading "10 Ordinary Lessons From Doing A PhD In Theology"
Common Questions and Concerns around Evangelism (Resources) Posted in: Links - Wycliffe College, Toronto Institute of Evangelism Common questions and concerns around evangelism There are a lot of questions around evangelism, and quite a few misconceptions as well. This Wycliffe College resource tackles some of the more common questions. Click here for more ______________________________________________________________ Anglican Church of Canada, News from General Synod, June 05, 2019 … Continue reading "Common Questions and Concerns around Evangelism (Resources)"