Dave Odom: Remembering Loren Mead and his love for congregations Posted in: Features - Photo courtesy of the Mead family By David L. Odom Executive director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The founder of the Alban Institute, who died May 5, led a 40-year crusade to encourage the church to recognize the significance of congregations. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The first time I had lunch with the Rev. … Continue reading "Dave Odom: Remembering Loren Mead and his love for congregations"
Faith: A Journey for All Posted in: Books, Reviews - FAITH A Journey for All, by Jimmy CarterSimon and Schuster, Toronto April, 2018. Hardcover. 180 pages. $30.65 CAD. Kindle $13.50 CAD ISBN #978-1-5011-8441-3 Publisher's Promo: In this powerful reflection, President Jimmy Carter contemplates how faith has sustained him in happiness and disappointment. He considers how we may find it in our own lives. All his life, … Continue reading "Faith: A Journey for All"
Making safe churches Posted in: General, Reviews - By Garth Blake SC 22 May 2018 The chair of the Anglican Communion’s Safe Church Commission, Australian barrister and Senior Counsel Garth Blake, reflects on its latest meeting. The second face to face meeting of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission has taken place in the South African city of George. The meeting took … Continue reading "Making safe churches"
Gandhi—Man of the sacred and secular, East and West Posted in: Discussion - By Wayne Holst May 22, 2018 Bronze status of Mahatma Gandhi in Westminster, London's Parliament Square. Photo: Iviolet/Shutterstock My first awareness of India probably came to me when, as a child, I heard and then read from the famous works of Englishman Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936). His children’s tales included The Jungle Book, and later, poetry … Continue reading "Gandhi—Man of the sacred and secular, East and West"
Canadian Foodgrains Bank (Resources) Posted in: Links - Did you know the Foodgrains Bank has educational resources for youth and young adults? These resources can be used in schools, churches or even at home around the dinner table! Click here to find out more. ______________________________________________________________ Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Saskatchewan Updates, e-newsletter, May 18, 2018
Royal wedding preacher Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares his love of Jesus with the world Posted in: News - By Matthew Davies and Lynette Wilson Posted May 19, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady [Episcopal News Service – Windsor, U.K.] When millions of people around the world tuned in to witness and celebrate the royal wedding … Continue reading "Royal wedding preacher Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares his love of Jesus with the world"
Text: Presiding Bishop’s royal wedding sermon Posted in: Features - Posted May 19, 2018 Episcopal News Service – Windsor, U.K. “The Power of Love”—A Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry for The Marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales & Ms. Meghan Markle Saturday, May 19, 2018 And now in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and … Continue reading "Text: Presiding Bishop’s royal wedding sermon"
How to do mission in the face of depression Posted in: Discussion - By Ruth Radley 16 May 2018 To mark Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, a CMS mission partner in Birmingham, England, Ruth Radley, writes about her experience of serving on the mission field in South Sudan while trying to cope with depression. “It’s important that you know this was unanimous. We all believe this … Continue reading "How to do mission in the face of depression"
In Edmonton church, system helps hearing-impaired stay in the loop Posted in: Features - By Tali Folkins May 17, 2018 The Rev. Anthony Kwaw, rector of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, chats with technicians installing the church’s new hearing loop. Left to right are Kwaw, Lee Ramsdell and Paul Benson. Photo: Contributed When St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, in Edmonton, had a hearing loop installed in its nave and chancel, Maurice … Continue reading "In Edmonton church, system helps hearing-impaired stay in the loop"
Phyllis Tickle: Towering presence, prophetic vision Posted in: Books, Reviews - By Henriette Thompson May 16, 2018 Phyllis Tickle: A Life By Jon M. Sweeney Church Publishing, 2018 288 pages ISBN: 978-1640651319 Phyllis Tickle: A Life will appeal to those who admire the prodigious talents of the late Episcopalian author, poet, essayist and marketing force behind North American religious book publishing. It also offers a broad … Continue reading "Phyllis Tickle: Towering presence, prophetic vision"
Mission from the margins Posted in: Discussion - By Mark MacDonald May 14, 2018 The renewal of churches requires shifts in the understanding of mission, writes the author. Illustration: Nina Ezhik/Shutterstock “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the … Continue reading "Mission from the margins"
Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements Posted in: Features - Posted on: May 1, 2018 A record number of people are taking part in a Church of England scheme which provides a practical year in a parish to young people considering a call to ministry. The Ministry Experience Scheme is a nationwide initiative which developed from ad-hoc programmes run by individual parishes and dioceses. It … Continue reading "Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements"
Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: Learning leadership through the metaphor of music Posted in: Features - By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity Harriet Ziegenhals was an organist, singer, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and the founder-director of the Community Renewal Chorus, part of a faith-based Chicago mission agency that advocates for social and economic justice. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ziegenhals FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Years of watching her mother direct a chorus taught … Continue reading "Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: Learning leadership through the metaphor of music"
More seminary students leave the Master of Divinity behind Posted in: Features - By Yonat Shimron Sean Robinson, left, stands next to professor Stephen Eccher at the commencement ceremony at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2017. Robinson graduated May 11, 2018, with another master's degree. Photo courtesy Sean Robinson (RNS) — Like many seminary students walking across the stage to accept their diplomas at commencement ceremonies this … Continue reading "More seminary students leave the Master of Divinity behind"