A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates Posted in: News - By Rachel Farmer The Big Hello will connect attendees to their companion link diocese or provide the opportunity for new ones to be started. Photo: Lambeth Conference Company Anglican Parishes and dioceses across England, Wales and Scotland are gearing up to welcome more than 1,000 Anglican bishops and spouses from across the globe in July… … Continue reading "A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates"
The Living Diet – A Christian journey to joyful living Posted in: Books - By Martha Tatarnic We have an eating disorder. Businesses channel billions of dollars into convincing us that the secret to health and weight loss can be unlocked if we purchase the right product or adopt the right discipline. Yet, collectively we are getting neither thinner nor happier. We have a big problem—as big as the… … Continue reading "The Living Diet – A Christian journey to joyful living"
Call for proposals: The Theology of Gratitude Posted in: Links - The United Thank Offering (UTO) and Bexley Seabury Seminary invite scholars in philosophy, religion, theology, and other relevant disciplines to offer proposals for papers on The Theology of Gratitude. This call for proposals comes in recognition that gratitude has become a phenomenon in popular culture and is written about in books ranging from self-help to… … Continue reading "Call for proposals: The Theology of Gratitude"
Maybe I’m an Athlete Posted in: Features - By Martha Tatarnic (And Maybe You’re Religious) For Mother’s Day this past year, my son Gordon filled out a “Mommy Questionnaire” at school as part of my gift. The idea of this questionnaire was that it would give him an opportunity to tell me all of the great things he appreciates about me as his… … Continue reading "Maybe I’m an Athlete"
Trimming our sails Posted in: Reviews - By Matthew Townsend As conversations about the church’s strategic planning begin, let us consider how we respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” —Jesus (Matthew 19:21)… … Continue reading "Trimming our sails"
The Time of Radical Change in the Church — and in the World Posted in: Links - By Emilie Smith This past August, the Amazon basin flashed through our news cycles, and for a few weeks our eyes were focused on the fires, the deaths, the burning, the ruin. The moment which finally broke my heart was a photo of a dead anteater lying stiff in the ashes. The Amazon is embedded… … Continue reading "The Time of Radical Change in the Church — and in the World"
Dialogue continues on path of co-operation Posted in: Discussion - By Michael Swan Catholics and Anglicans in Canada have been working on their relationship ever since Gen. James Wolfe surprised Gen. Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in the fall of 1759. By 1763 King Louis XV had no choice but to cede France’s North American possessions entirely to England’s King George… … Continue reading "Dialogue continues on path of co-operation"
Orthodox, Anglican churches hold international theological dialogue Posted in: Discussion - The International Commission for Anglican Orthodox Theological Dialogue met in Canterbury, England from 10-17 October to continue consideration of ecology and end-of-life issues. In a communique, the group stated that its work was undergirded by daily prayer and worship. “Visits were made to holy and historic sites, including a tour of St Augustine’s Abbey and… … Continue reading "Orthodox, Anglican churches hold international theological dialogue"
Spiritual accompaniment: Chaplains navigate medical assistance in dying Posted in: Discussion - By Joelle Kidd The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2015 that parts of the country’s Criminal Code that prohibited medically assisted deaths were in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Since June 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has been legal in Canada for adults over the age of 18 with a… … Continue reading "Spiritual accompaniment: Chaplains navigate medical assistance in dying"
Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report Posted in: Features - (RNS) — A “wake-up call.” That’s what Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called a new report showing there may be no members left in the mainline Canadian denomination in 20 years. The report, which was commissioned by the church, was delivered to the Council of General Synod meeting November 7-9… … Continue reading "Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report"
Sam Wells: ‘At the Heart, On the Edge’ Posted in: Books, Reviews - ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.’ (Isaiah 49:3) In many ways St Martin-in-the-Fields would… … Continue reading "Sam Wells: ‘At the Heart, On the Edge’"
Diana Butler Bass: Gratitude isn’t just an emotion Posted in: Books - Diana Butler Bass admits she’s not good at gratitude. She has trouble with keeping a gratitude journal, and she struggles writing thank-you notes. Her own personal difficulty with gratitude, as well as her long-standing interest in spiritual practices, prompted her to delve more deeply into the notion of gratitude. What she found as she… … Continue reading "Diana Butler Bass: Gratitude isn’t just an emotion"
A New Book on Joshua Posted in: Books - For many people – believers or not – the Old Testament book of Joshua is a difficult book to read. The lectionary pays scant attention to it, and doesn’t engage any of the difficult passages. I grew up in the church, and well remember the (very old!) flannel-graph portrait of Joshua: it was all about… … Continue reading "A New Book on Joshua"
What it means to be whole Posted in: Features - By Archbishop Linda Nicholls Some years ago a group in the diocese of Toronto sought to develop a healing centre similar to that of Burrswood in England. I was on the board of that effort, and one of our first tasks was to define what it means to be whole—to be healed. This is actually… … Continue reading "What it means to be whole"