MaryAnn McKibben Dana: Improvisation is theological

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   The principles and practices of improvisational theater can help people cope with difficulty and an uncertain future — all while taking themselves lightly, says the author of “God, Improv, and the Art of Living.” Tuesday, July 10, 2018 We are all improvising, whether we realize it or not, says MaryAnn McKibben Dana. And … Continue reading “MaryAnn McKibben Dana: Improvisation is theological”

The gifts of the small church

ThreeSpeedJones/iStock By Jason Byassee Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics, Vancouver School of Theology FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   Jason Byassee recalls the Sunday morning when he called a time-out during his sermon. In that moment, he discovered grace — and an unexpected lesson in leadership. Monday, March 29, 2010 “The Gifts of the Small Church” (link is … Continue reading “The gifts of the small church”

Northern Alberta Anglican, Roman Catholic priests meet, compare notes

By Tali Folkins June 15, 2018 Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy at their one-day ecumenical conference in Slave Lake, Alta., Nov. 15, 2017. Wearing the purple shirt, in the front row, is Fraser Lawton, bishop of the diocese of Athabasca; to his right is Gérard Pettipas, archbishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan. Photo: … Continue reading “Northern Alberta Anglican, Roman Catholic priests meet, compare notes”

Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements

Posted on: May 1, 2018 A record number of people are taking part in a Church of England scheme which provides a practical year in a parish to young people considering a call to ministry. The Ministry Experience Scheme is a nationwide initiative which developed from ad-hoc programmes run by individual parishes and dioceses. It … Continue reading “Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements”

‘We wish to see Jesus’

By Fred Hiltz May 10, 2018 Plaque on the pulpit at Toronto’s Cathedral Church of St. James: “Sir, we would see Jesus.” Photo: Saskia Rowley In many churches, these words are etched on a brass plaque or penned on a piece of parchment near the pulpit. They are from the 12th chapter of the Gospel … Continue reading “‘We wish to see Jesus’”