Not all those who wander are lost Posted in: Discussion - By The Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen 22 August 2018 Does the Church today need mission agencies, like CMS, USPG and Mothers’ Union (to name but three amongst many)? Isn’t the amazing growth of the Church in the global south both eloquent testimony to the success of mission agencies - and evidence that they’re not needed … Continue reading "Not all those who wander are lost"
Ryan P. Bonfiglio: Let’s make the church a center of theological education again Posted in: Discussion - The author speaks at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta's "TheoEd Talks," a creative example of church-based theological education. Photo courtesy of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta By Ryan P. Bonfiglio Scholar-in-residence, 1st Presbyterian Church, Atlanta FacebookTwitterEmailPrint For almost 500 years, the church has been outsourcing theological education to seminaries and divinity schools. It’s time to return some … Continue reading "Ryan P. Bonfiglio: Let’s make the church a center of theological education again"
Anglican Primates respond to Archbishop of Canterbury’s request on Letters for Creation Posted in: Features - Posted on: September 18, 2018 Season of Creation Leaders of some of the Anglican Communion’s 39 provinces have responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s invitation to write Letters for Creation. To help promote the Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September to 4 October, Archbishop Justin asked his fellow Primates to set out … Continue reading "Anglican Primates respond to Archbishop of Canterbury’s request on Letters for Creation"
Anna Carter Florence: ‘Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community’ Posted in: Books, Reviews - Studying Scripture in community, much like actors reading a script, can allow us to enter the text more deeply. iStock / Ferrantraite FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Drawing upon the metaphor of church as theater, a homiletics professor offers a novel way to read Scripture in community -- entering the text, encountering it, and coming back with something deep and … Continue reading "Anna Carter Florence: ‘Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community’"
Season of Creation 2018 – Walking together Posted in: Links - By The Revd Dr Rachel Mash The environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Revd Dr Rachel Mash, introduces the Season of Creation. There is an African proverb that says “if you want to go fast, go alone: if you want to go far – go together”. The Season of Creation … Continue reading "Season of Creation 2018 – Walking together"
Two ways to get your Fellowship of the Least Coin Resources Posted in: Links - Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada 1) Watch your mailbox at the end of September for your group's Fellowship of the Least Coin package of resources. 2) Visit wicc.org to download the in-gathering service, 2019 prayer concerns, and grants list. Online bonus! Listen to the two songs used in this year's in-gathering service: "Come to the Circle" and "In a World Full … Continue reading "Two ways to get your Fellowship of the Least Coin Resources"
The Call of Ordinary Time Posted in: Features - I' m sure that, at some point, many parishes had one of those “liturgical year” posters hanging in the parish hall or Sunday School area. Sometimes they’re set out in a long line, beginning with Advent and ending with the Reign of Christ, but … Continue reading "The Call of Ordinary Time"
L. Gregory Jones: How to form wise Christian institutional leaders in an uncertain world Posted in: Features - Bigstock / Yastremska By L. Gregory Jones Dean, Duke Divinity School FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Our patterns of education and formation must nurture practical wisdom, encourage unlikely friendships and seed understanding about the ecosystems an institution needs to survive, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost of Baylor University. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 What patterns of education … Continue reading "L. Gregory Jones: How to form wise Christian institutional leaders in an uncertain world"
A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace Posted in: Features - After years of struggling to keep up its 1928 building, the congregation of First Christian Church of Oakland decided to make it a center for nonprofits working for peace. Photos courtesy of Oakland Peace Center By Patricia Corrigan FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Concerned about violence in their city, members of a declining church in Oakland shifted focus, redefined its ministry and … Continue reading "A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace"
Making homes for the arts in sacred places Posted in: Features - In a 2010 production of Twelth Night, Curio Theater Company takes the stage in Philadelphia's Calvary UMC under an arrangement brokered by Arts in Sacred Places. Photo by Kyle Cassidy By Mary Beth McCauley FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Arts groups need their space, and many older churches have plenty to spare. In a win-win for everyone, a Philadelphia nonprofit … Continue reading "Making homes for the arts in sacred places"
Our Spirits Aligned: Aboriginal Voices of Healing and Reconciliation Posted in: Books, Reviews - OUR SPIRITS ALIGNED Aboriginal Voices of Healing and Reconciliation Compiled by JoAnn Restoule with Wedlidi Speck and Karen Close Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2018. Kelowna, BC. $10.36 CAD paper. E-Book and Kindle $6.48 CAD ISBN # 978-1-77343-157-4 Publisher's Promo: How does one define reconciliation that gives meaning to those who have experienced and suffered from … Continue reading "Our Spirits Aligned: Aboriginal Voices of Healing and Reconciliation"
The Gift Of Story Posted in: Books, Reviews - THE GIFT OF STORY by Ralph MiltonWoodlake Publishing, Kelowna, BC. 2018 $19.95 CAD. 235 pages. ISBN #978-1-77343-032-4 Publisher's Promo: The Gift of Story picks up where Ralph Milton’s live StoryFest events leave off. Those events – led by gifted musicians, artists, and storytellers Linnea Good, Don McNair, Allison Rennie, Donald Schmidt, as well as Ralph … Continue reading "The Gift Of Story"
Intentional choosing Posted in: Testimonial - By Katy Hirst 11 September 2018 The Community of St Anselm is a youth-oriented new monastic movement based at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official-residence and office in London. As the next cohort prepare for their commissioning later this month, one of last year’s members, Katy Hirst, reflects on lessons that local churches … Continue reading "Intentional choosing"
Taizé: An intense summer period Posted in: News - As every year, the international meetings during the summer have brought to Taizé thousands of young people, including many young people aged 15 to 18, and also adults and families for a special program. Volunteers from around the world have been helping – every Thursday night, Brother Alois asked one of them to say a … Continue reading "Taizé: An intense summer period"