Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report

(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”

Closer to Jesus of Nazareth: Q&A with Bishop Michael Curry

By Joelle Kidd     Bishop Michael Curry is the 27th and current presiding bishop of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. Curry garnered international attention in 2018, when he preached at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His animated sermon even inspired an homage by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” The … Continue reading “Closer to Jesus of Nazareth: Q&A with Bishop Michael Curry”

Season of Creation: September 1 to October 4 (Resources)

PUBLIC WITNESS FOR SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE   Season of Creation Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for God’s creation as part of the global Season of Creation, observed from September 1 to October 4 every year. General Synod 2019 passed a resolution adopting the Season of Creation in the … Continue reading “Season of Creation: September 1 to October 4 (Resources)”

Understanding “An Apology for Spiritual Harm”

 July 12, 2019 One of the central insights of mission studies in the last several decades has been the idea of “translateability”: the good news of Jesus Christ can be translated into different cultures and contexts across the globe. It’s an idea associated with the late Lamin Sanneh, an historian of world Christianity and an … Continue reading “Understanding “An Apology for Spiritual Harm””

The local option, legislative procedure, and pastoral generosity in the Anglican Church of Canada

  By The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink July 29, 2019   In early 2016, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada held a special meeting to discuss proposed canonical changes that would permit same-sex marriages. At the conclusion of that meeting, they indicated that the changes were not likely to achieve the necessary … Continue reading “The local option, legislative procedure, and pastoral generosity in the Anglican Church of Canada”