Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving Posted in: Features - 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"
‘Nothing’s like it used to be’ Posted in: Features - Climate, economic changes renew food security efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador By MATTHEW TOWNSEND August 9, 2019 Ask people about buying food in Newfoundland and Labrador, and you’ll start hearing a few consistent comments: that fresh produce can be very expensive, that storm-related shipping delays can cut off the supply of food, and that the… … Continue reading "‘Nothing’s like it used to be’"
Anglican Voices: Living as ecological refugees Posted in: Discussion - When the land is poisoned, what happens to the people of the land? By VIVIAN SEEGERS August 9, 2019 “Today the tar sands of Fort McMurray have poisoned the land and water. The fish and four-leggeds are full of poison.” —Vivian Seegers In 1962, at three years old, I was allowed to go with… … Continue reading "Anglican Voices: Living as ecological refugees"
New primate foresees time of change for national church Posted in: News - By TALI FOLKINS August 26, 2019 Primate Linda Nicholls. Photo: Geoff Howe The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top priority will be a review of the church’s mission and ministry—a re-examination of its role that could result in “painful” change for some as the church adjusts to challenging times. Linda Nicholls,… … Continue reading "New primate foresees time of change for national church"
A New Resource for you on Eucharistic Linens thanks to Muriel Eaton Posted in: Links - May 28, 2019 Did you know that many Eucharistic linens in our parishes are in a state of disrepair? Perhaps you, or someone you know, might consider helping out your parish in a meaningful way by repairing or creating these linens. If that’s the case, you are in luck! We are happy to announce the… … Continue reading "A New Resource for you on Eucharistic Linens thanks to Muriel Eaton"
O greenest church? Posted in: Features - Green church movement finds success stories mixed with reluctance, ‘need for education’ By TALI FOLKINS August 9, 2019 In 2018, Canon Judy Rois, adjunct faculty member of the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada, undertook a research project with Daphne Rixon, a business professor with an expertise… … Continue reading "O greenest church?"
Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment Posted in: Features - Andrei Rublev's famous icon showing the three angels hosted by Abraham at Mamre. Wikimedia Commons FacebookTwitterEmailPrint By Allison Backous Troy Writer and educator While writing about hospitality, an author wrestles with questions about who belongs at the table. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 The first icon I ever bought was Andrei Rublev’s famous “Hospitality of Abraham.”… … Continue reading "Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment"
Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon? Posted in: Discussion - The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick preaches at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. FacebookTwitterEmailPrint By Nathan Kirkpatrick Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity The answer depends on congregational and community context and begins with another question: What does the gospel have to say to a broken and brokenhearted world in this moment?… … Continue reading "Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?"
James Hazelwood: Find spirituality in the everyday Posted in: Books, News, Reviews - Bishop James Hazelwood created an interactive card game as a companion to his book, "Everyday Spirituality." These cards are designed to begin conversations about spirituality. Image courtesy of James Hazelwood FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The ELCA bishop encourages readers to search for God and spirituality in their lived experiences. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 Bishop James Hazelwood’s path to ministry… … Continue reading "James Hazelwood: Find spirituality in the everyday"
Secretary General Andrew Wright reflects on the importance of the Mission to Seafarers global community Posted in: Features - By Andrew Wright 15th August 2019 August 2019 When I first came to The Mission to Seafarers I reflected on that famous hymn “The Day thou gavest Lord is ended”. The second verse of that hymn goes We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping, While earth rolls onward into light, Through all the world her… … Continue reading "Secretary General Andrew Wright reflects on the importance of the Mission to Seafarers global community"
For the love of bees Posted in: Features - Pollinators are in danger, but some Anglicans are pushing back By JOELLE KIDD August 9, 2019 via Anglican Journal — Epiphanies digital magazine “The apple trees were coming into bloom, but no bees droned among the blossoms, so there was no pollination and there would be no fruit.” Rachel Carson, Silent Spring There’s an old custom… … Continue reading "For the love of bees"
Where the winds blow Posted in: Features - Where the winds blow By The Rev. David Burrows Easter(n) Pilgrims Follow July 28 , 2019 The Rev. David Burrows reflects on his relationship with creation and God in today's Ministry Matters. My most vivid memories of childhood are of time in the summer and fall spent walking the tundra of Baffin Island with my… … Continue reading "Where the winds blow"
Nominations sought for women advocates to attend UN event in 2020 Posted in: Links - via Anglican Communion News Service Posted on: August 15, 2019 Anglican Communion delegation of the 63rd UNCSW in New York Photo Credit: ACNS The search is on for women from across the Anglican Communion to attend the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), to be held in New… … Continue reading "Nominations sought for women advocates to attend UN event in 2020"
Global danger, spiritual danger Posted in: Discussion - By MARK MACDONALD August 9, 2019 via Anglican Journal — Epiphanies digital magazine There is a growing consensus that we have 10 to 12 years left to act on climate change. After that, it seems almost certain that the planet will face catastrophic changes that will threaten global stability and life itself. These predictions are… … Continue reading "Global danger, spiritual danger"