“Reading Hope in Trying Times” Posted in: Links - We know that many of you are under great stress due to the virus, and some of you have more time than usual at home. In either case, we invite you to enjoy an online video series called “Reading Hope in Trying Times” where we feature some of our author partners, each sharing their thoughts… … Continue reading "“Reading Hope in Trying Times”"
Anglican provinces around the world suspend public worship as Covid-19 continues to spread Posted in: News - Churches have switched to online services after public worship was suspended in many countries Photo Credit: Diocese of Edinburgh / Scottish Episcopal Church Anglican provinces around the world have joined Churches of other denominations to suspend public worship as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread. The death toll on Tuesday morning (24 March) stood… … Continue reading "Anglican provinces around the world suspend public worship as Covid-19 continues to spread"
‘It’s like a rolling high tide that’s coming’: Indigenous communities prepare for COVID-19 Posted in: Features - By Joelle Kidd As Indigenous communities across Canada ramp up social distancing and isolation measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Anglican Indigenous leaders say people are turning to prayer and looking to the past. “Elders have memories, or can give oral recollections, of when pandemics decimated their populations not too long ago.… … Continue reading "‘It’s like a rolling high tide that’s coming’: Indigenous communities prepare for COVID-19"
Book Recommendation: The End of Youth Ministry (Theology for the Life of the World) Posted in: Books, Reviews - What is youth ministry actually for? And does it have a future? Professor Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology, went on a one-year journey to answer these questions by conducting interviews with parents on their perspectives on what makes a good life. Through a unique parable-style story, Root offers a… … Continue reading "Book Recommendation: The End of Youth Ministry (Theology for the Life of the World)"
‘Gone by 2040?’ How about ‘Transformed by 2021?’ Posted in: Features - By David Harrison COVID-19’s tragic spread has launched the church into a staggeringly fast period of transformation, argues Canon David Harrison—one that could change how Anglicans perceive the role and importance of church (and God) in their lives. It’s time to come clean and admit it. I was a coronavirus skeptic. Oh sure, I… … Continue reading "‘Gone by 2040?’ How about ‘Transformed by 2021?’"
The Lambeth Conference reschedules to the summer of 2021 Posted in: News - Link to the Full Article : https://www.lambethconference.org/rescheduling-the-lambeth-conference/ In recent weeks, the organising teams for the Lambeth Conference have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lambeth Conference Company has been monitoring the situation and following advice from… … Continue reading "The Lambeth Conference reschedules to the summer of 2021"
“Living in Dark Times” by Rex Ambler – Free Online Book until March 28, 2020 Posted in: Books, General - “Living in Dark Times” by Rex Ambler. About the Author Rex Ambler is known for his search to experience and understand the Light and the workshops he developed and materials he wrote to share what he discovered. He taught theology for over thirty years at Birmingham University in England and has more recently traveled extensively… … Continue reading "“Living in Dark Times” by Rex Ambler – Free Online Book until March 28, 2020"
Zoom Isn’t the (Only) Answer Posted in: Discussion - By Gabe Tiberius Colombo As we’ve become aware of the coronavirus threat over the past two weeks, a certain hysteria has arisen among the digitally privileged — those of us for whom working or studying from home presents more of a social setback than a direct financial one. (If you’re reading this, that’s probably you.)… … Continue reading "Zoom Isn’t the (Only) Answer"
Church apps for the quarantined Posted in: Computers - By Rae Hodge These Christian apps can help you connect with your faith community from even the furthest pew. Peering into the glowing screen of your laptop, you can't smell the incense from a thurible. But in the face of pandemic, communities of faith around the world are now ramping up the online infrastructure… … Continue reading "Church apps for the quarantined"
A National Call to Prayer on Lent 5 Posted in: Links - All around us, while many are in quarantine or self-isolation, the church is blossoming with prayer. We are digging deep into the heart of our faith to lift our voices in the sure and certain knowledge that the Holy Spirit hears our intercessions, thanksgivings and even our groans. Please join me in a national day… … Continue reading "A National Call to Prayer on Lent 5"
Let Us Pray Posted in: Links - By Gavin Drake The Director for Communications at the Anglican Communion Office, Gavin Drake, outlines new prayer resources on the official Anglican Communion website. Bakers bake bread – it is what they do. This sentence is something that I have used frequently to explain why Christians praying isn’t necessarily a news story. Of course, there… … Continue reading "Let Us Pray"
COVID-19 and us Posted in: News - By Archbishop Linda Nicholls We are facing an unprecedented pandemic in the COVID-19 crisis. Although we have seen serious illnesses emerge in the past 20 years, we have not seen the emergence of a global pandemic of this proportion in the lifetime of most people today. We, who are used to the gifts of medical… … Continue reading "COVID-19 and us"
Online Worship (may not be) the Answer You are Looking For Posted in: Computers - As many of us are doing, I am spending time each day keeping up on the moment to moment changes with COVID-19 and the pandemic. As the senior warden in my Episcopal parish, seminary professor, and online educator, training current and future pastors in discipleship and spiritual formation, my days are being spent brainstorming… … Continue reading "Online Worship (may not be) the Answer You are Looking For"
Anglican doctor helping to lead international fight against Covid-19 as churches take precautions Posted in: Features - A former missionary who previously worked as a senior advisor at the World Health Organisation has been called back into service following the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Ian Smith previously served as Executive Director of the Office of the Director- General and Advisor to the two previous Director-Generals, of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan and Dr… … Continue reading "Anglican doctor helping to lead international fight against Covid-19 as churches take precautions"