Seeing God: 2020 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art Posted in: Links - Sacred art contributes to keeping us mindful of God’s abiding presence. The annual Seeing God Juried Exhibit features contemporary artists who work in that spirit. Over the centuries, Benedictines have encouraged women and men who use color, form, sound, and word to express the beauty one experiences in the encounter with God’s own creativity. Their… … Continue reading "Seeing God: 2020 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art"
Anglican Foundation – 2020 Request for proposals Posted in: Features - 2020 Request for Proposals Our planet is in peril because of climate change. The Anglican Foundation of Canada challenges your parish to respond by upholding our Baptismal Covenant: “to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the earth.” 20 grants of up to $2,500 each will be… … Continue reading "Anglican Foundation – 2020 Request for proposals"
Anglicans on the front line of the climate emergency Posted in: News - By Dr. Elizabeth Perry The Programme and Communication Manager for the Anglican Alliance, Dr. Elizabeth Perry, sets out the importance of work on the climate emergency and how Anglicans all around the world are responding by taking action. Across the Communion, Anglicans are on the front line of the climate emergency. Tropical storms, catastrophic… … Continue reading "Anglicans on the front line of the climate emergency"
Yale Divinity School Receives the Largest Gift in its History Posted in: Features - From left, Gregory E. Sterling, Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School; Adrian Sterling; Carol Bauer; George Bauer. Yale Divinity School (YDS) has received a leadership gift from George and Carol Bauer to support construction of the Living Village, a sustainable residential complex, Gregory E. Sterling, Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean, has announced. The… … Continue reading "Yale Divinity School Receives the Largest Gift in its History"
Principal’s T.E.G 2020 Award Recipient Named -For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners Posted in: Links - For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners The Vancouver School of Theology has named The Venerable (Archdeacon) Clara Plamondon as the 2020 recipient of the T.E.G. Award, established last year by VST to recognize leading practitioners in Christian ministry. Clara is a VST graduate, class of 2013, who has excelled in both congregational, regional and… … Continue reading "Principal’s T.E.G 2020 Award Recipient Named -For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners"
The case for a just proportion of the church’s wealth Posted in: Discussion - By Archbishop Mark MacDonald Indigenous peoples are not asking for a one-to-one compensation for past injustices, and there is all but no interest in seeing others punished. Given the urgent and pressing needs of their communities, Indigenous peoples are simply asking for a just proportion of the wealth of Canada and a fair opportunity… … Continue reading "The case for a just proportion of the church’s wealth"
Thomas Merton, my stroke and the light within Posted in: General, Reviews - 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"
Former primate Hiltz to serve as assisting bishop of Moosonee Posted in: News - By Matt Gardner Archbishop Fred Hiltz, former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will serve as assisting bishop for the diocese of Moosonee throughout 2020. With current assistant bishop Thomas Corston retiring at the end of 2019, Hiltz took over as assisting bishop for one year starting on Jan. 1. In this role, Hiltz… … Continue reading "Former primate Hiltz to serve as assisting bishop of Moosonee"
God’s story emerges in the power and beauty of artistic expression Posted in: Features - By Archbishop Linda Nicholls Can you imagine our church without the music, art, stained glass, hangings or sculptures that adorn our worship life? At the Reformation some Christian communities, fearing that art was supplanting a focus on God, demanded a simple, unadorned manner of worship and plain buildings with little or no decoration. Anglicans… … Continue reading "God’s story emerges in the power and beauty of artistic expression"
On Seeking Wisdom Posted in: Links - By Beth Downey In every season, I have deeply valued those times when people I respected were willing to share their wisdom with me: their perspectives, insights, or hard-won knowledge. In just 26 years, I’ve been blessed with so many excellent teachers: parents, educators, supervisors, artists late and living, clergy, friends, a brilliant spouse, even… … Continue reading "On Seeking Wisdom"
Theological Education in the Anglican Communion Posted in: Features - By Dr. Stephen Spencer In his great set of poems “The Four Quartets”, T S Eliot describes how we can have an experience but miss the meaning. This can be as true for Anglicans as anyone else – we can become so busy with services, meetings, upkeep of buildings, etc, that we lose touch with… … Continue reading "Theological Education in the Anglican Communion"
How Canon Hugh Puxley motivated my life Posted in: General, Reviews - By Dr. Wayne Holst Several years ago, I wrote an Anglican Journal column entitled “Enlarging Our Faith Communities.” In it I described my experience as a young Lutheran theological student from Waterloo Seminary (now Martin Luther University College) in Waterloo, Ontario, and my encounter with what was then known as the Ecumenical Institute, St.… … Continue reading "How Canon Hugh Puxley motivated my life"
The Five Marks of Mission: One – to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom Posted in: Discussion - ACNS, Staff Writer Young drummers and dancers take part in a joyous procession through the streets of Nagpur to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the united Church of North India. In the second of our series on the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, Canon Richard Bartlett, Director of Mission Engagement for… … Continue reading "The Five Marks of Mission: One – to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom"
The Anglican Church of Canada launches new podcast featuring indigenous voices Posted in: News - By ACNS Staff Writer Sacred Teachings: Wisdom of the Land Photo Credit: The Anglican Church of Canada The Anglican Church of Canada launched a podcast last week (3 February) entitled “Sacred Teachings: Wisdom of the Land”. The podcast is an eight-part series featuring indigenous speakers, who will share their insights, wisdom, traditions and… … Continue reading "The Anglican Church of Canada launches new podcast featuring indigenous voices"