Turning churches into housing a unique challenge for developers Posted in: Features - Turning churches into housing a unique challenge for developers (link is external) Boston Globe: Abandoned churches are increasingly attractive as condominium developments but tinkering with the old and the holy, it turns out, comes with a particular set of challenges. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, April 21, 2015 … Continue reading "Turning churches into housing a unique challenge for developers"
The man who may one-up Darwin Posted in: Features - The man who may one-up Darwin On a sunny afternoon, near Stanford University's Palo Alto campus and more than 5,000 miles from his home, an assistant professor from MIT is talking about science. Very advanced science, OZY reports. His name is Jeremy England, and at 33, he's already being called the next Charles Darwin. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________… … Continue reading "The man who may one-up Darwin"
L. Gregory Jones: Asking more of laypeople Posted in: Features - By L. Gregory Jones Senior strategist and theology professor, Duke Divinity School Influential laypeople yearn for deep relationships with Christian institutional leaders. We can nurture those relationships by entering the worlds where laypeople live, think and work -- not seeing them primarily as church volunteers and funders. Monday, January 2, 2012 The billionaire businessman,… … Continue reading "L. Gregory Jones: Asking more of laypeople"
Resources available for Jerusalem Sunday Posted in: Links - By Matt Gardner With the second annual observance of Jerusalem Sunday just around the corner, a number of new liturgical resources are available online for parishes planning to join the celebration on May 17. Links to the resources can be found on a single convenient web page. The resources include information about Jerusalem Sunday,… … Continue reading "Resources available for Jerusalem Sunday"
Pollination gardens embody stewardship of creation Posted in: Features - By Matt Gardner Doing their part to restore balance to the local ecosystem, Anglican churches throughout the Diocese of Huron have planted pollination gardens to feed area bees as part of the Garden4Bees project. The area in recent years has seen a noticeable decrease in the number of pollinating insects, a problem exacerbated by… … Continue reading "Pollination gardens embody stewardship of creation"
Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon Posted in: General, Reviews - By Leigh Anne Williams Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton snapped this photograph of Anglican Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces Peter Coffin (left) and diocese of Ottawa Bishop John Chapman at a farewell dinner for retiring bishops during the House of Bishops meeting in April. When the House of Bishops met in Niagara… … Continue reading "Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon"
Council votes to demolish church Posted in: Discussion - By André Forget The old St. Philip's Anglican Church in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's has stood empty since 2003, when the congregation moved to a new building. Photo: Church by the Sea, Inc. The acrimonious debate over what is to be done with the deconsecrated 120-year-old Anglican church in the town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s,… … Continue reading "Council votes to demolish church"
Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide Posted in: General, Reviews - By Harvey Shepherd Floral wreath honours “martyrs” of genocide at a service in the basilica at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. Photo: Harvey Shepherd Montreal On Monday night, a representative of the Anglican Church of Canada joined the Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal and about 2,000 other people, largely from the local armenian community, in a… … Continue reading "Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide"
Breaking the stigma of addiction Posted in: Features - By André Forget Rick Tessier, layperson in charge of prison ministry and aftercare at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in St. John’s, Nfld., has been working with those suffering from addictions since 2001. Photo: André Forget Newfoundland may be characterized in the minds of many by its remote outports, bucolic fishing villages and slower way of life, but these… … Continue reading "Breaking the stigma of addiction"
Sing Hallelujah! A Video Hymnal Posted in: Links - A Video Hymnal No musician? No problem! This new collection of DVDs will add vitality and joy to your singing, whether the setting is worship in small congregations, seniors’ residences, small groups, or at funerals. Sing Hallelujah! videos show musicians performing well-known songs from Voices United, More Voices, and beyond—with a touch of karaoke.… … Continue reading "Sing Hallelujah! A Video Hymnal"
The continuing story Posted in: Discussion - By Rhonda Waters Alleluia! Christ is Risen! And that changes everything—backwards and forwards. Our story—the world’s story—is rewritten in this moment. Everything that came before means something a little different now—everything needs to be re-remembered in light of this new fact. Consider the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, walking sadly and fearfully away… … Continue reading "The continuing story"
22 days of healing and reconciliation Posted in: News - By Leigh Anne Williams For 22 days, from the start of the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on May 31 to National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Canadian Anglicans are being asked to share what they are doing to promote healing and reconciliation. Photo: Courtesy of Anglican Church… … Continue reading "22 days of healing and reconciliation"
Statement on the #22days campaign Posted in: News - By General Synod Communications Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which has addressed the sad legacy of the Indian Residential Schools will hold its final event, the closing ceremonies of its six-year tenure, in Ottawa for four days commencing on Sunday, May 31st. The daily themes are as follows: Day 1 is “We are… … Continue reading "Statement on the #22days campaign"
How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox Posted in: Books, Reviews - How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox (link is external) Religion News Service: While there is no single right way to read the Scripture, some ways are better than others, says the iconic theologian in an interview about his new book, "How to Read the Bible." _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership… … Continue reading "How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox"