TEN STEPS ON FREEDOM ROAD Posted in: Books, Reviews - TEN STEPS ON FREEDOM ROAD Why the Commandments are Good News by Colleague John Badertscher Resource Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR. 2019. 97 pages. $14.70 CAD paper. $3.90 CAD Kindle ISBN #978-1-5326-9395-3 Publisher's Promo: The purpose of this book is to help those engaged in Christian formation, or those who are exploring faith … … Continue reading "TEN STEPS ON FREEDOM ROAD"
We’re in this together Posted in: Reviews - By Wayne Holst As I read the articles on the statistical decline of the Anglican Church in Canada, the image of the “Spirit of Haida Gwaii” surfaced dramatically for me. This iconic sculpture by Bill Reid has several versions—appearing at the Vancouver International Airport, the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Canadian Museum… … Continue reading "We’re in this together"
Statistician sees ParishOS as future of church’s data collection Posted in: Computers - By Tali Folkins The Anglican Church of Canada’s statistician says he hopes a new electronic tool for gathering parish data will allow the church to see itself with greater clarity. ParishOS is an application developed for the church by Luke Johnson, a Canadian Anglican web developer, on the basis of work by the Rev.… … Continue reading "Statistician sees ParishOS as future of church’s data collection"
Healing and Education Through Digital Access – Residential School Digitization Project Posted in: Links - Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) has launched the results of the “Healing and Education Through Digital Access” project funded by the National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS). Rooted in community archival practices, this project received $86,890 in funding to digitize and make available unique archival records which document the early years of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools. We see this project as meeting… … Continue reading "Healing and Education Through Digital Access – Residential School Digitization Project"
Investors, asset managers, developers, churches look to bridge gap between faith and investment Posted in: Discussion - Martin Palmer, president of FaithInvest network, United Kingdom. Photo: Peter Kenny/GAF/WCC Bridging the gap between faith and investments with cooperation between different groups was the focus of recent a two-day conference in Geneva. It was a rare meeting of the likes of asset managers and clergy, and the solution at the heart of success was… … Continue reading "Investors, asset managers, developers, churches look to bridge gap between faith and investment"
Balancing institution and mission: Lessons from change in the Cuban church Posted in: Features - By Maria Griselda Delgado del Carpio Translation: Iris Salcedo, Matthew Townsend “In the wake of political change, “congregations collapsed; a handful of women and some men remained in each. But those who stayed did not permit the faith to be snuffed out, the doors to be closed, or the light of the gospel and the sacred… … Continue reading "Balancing institution and mission: Lessons from change in the Cuban church"
Go-ahead given for new Anglican Communion Province of Alexandria Posted in: News - The King Farouk Royal Palace Alexandria, Egypt Photo Credit: Ahmed Younis Sif Saad The ancient city of Alexandria, which was founded by Alexander the Great more than 300 years before Christ’s birth, will give its name to the 41st Province of the Anglican Communion. The new province will be formed when the current Diocese… … Continue reading "Go-ahead given for new Anglican Communion Province of Alexandria"
New wineskins for new wine Posted in: General, Reviews - By Alison Hari-Singh The Rev. Alison Hari-Singh is the Assistant curate, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto. The recent statistics report for the Anglican Church of Canada begs unavoidable questions: What factors account for the ongoing decline of the Anglican Church of Canada? And where is God in all of this? While 20th century theological shifts in ideas… … Continue reading "New wineskins for new wine"
Anglican Primates meet with king, heads of church in Jordan Posted in: News - Anglican Communion primates met Jan. 13 with the King of Jordan at a conference center near the site of Jesus’ baptism. The primates are meeting in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 13-15. Photo: Jordan News Agency Anglican Communion primates began a weeklong meeting Jan. 13 with an official audience with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. The audience… … Continue reading "Anglican Primates meet with king, heads of church in Jordan"
Demographic, cultural changes key to declining church membership: Sociologist of religion Posted in: General, Reviews - By Matt Gardner Shifting immigration patterns and broader social changes are key factors in declining membership within the Anglican Church of Canada, according to a sociologist who studies religion in Canada. But while many Protestant denominations face similar challenges, growing congregations also exist within these traditions that share a number of common features. Joel Thiessen, a… … Continue reading "Demographic, cultural changes key to declining church membership: Sociologist of religion"
‘Coming to God without freedom is not coming to God’: Philosopher Charles Taylor on seeing God in church decline Posted in: Features - By Tali Folkins For a professor of political science and philosophy, Charles Taylor was already unusually widely known by the turn of the millennium. Taylor had taught at his alma mater, McGill University, from 1961 to 1997 and written several books—on the German idealist philosopher G.W.F Hegel (Hegel; Hegel and Modern Society); the modern ideas of personality… … Continue reading "‘Coming to God without freedom is not coming to God’: Philosopher Charles Taylor on seeing God in church decline"
Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe Posted in: Computers - Bring the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to your phone, computer or tablet - wherever you are - with the Bible-reading plan now available via the YouVersion Bible app. Users can explore the theme, “they showed us unusual kindness,” taken from Acts 28:2, in a digital format. The app, which has already been installed… … Continue reading "Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe"
‘Anglicans in Canada are in exile’ Posted in: Discussion - By Cole Hartin The Anglican Church of Canada is hollowing out. It’s in steep decline. Some might call this a “free fall.” This shouldn’t be a surprise to most of us. We’re used to seeing almost vacant sanctuaries built to house congregations that no longer exist. We’re used to seeing glorious architecture fall decrepit,… … Continue reading "‘Anglicans in Canada are in exile’"
Preaching in the Purple Zone – By Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Posted in: Books - Preaching in the Purple Zone is a resource for helping the church understand the challenges facing parish pastors, while encouraging and equipping preachers to address the vital justice issues of our time.This book provides practical instruction for navigating the hazards of prophetic preaching with tested strategies and prudent tactics grounded in biblical and theological foundations.… … Continue reading "Preaching in the Purple Zone – By Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade"