Newfoundland diocese to gather ministry inspiration from local entrepreneurs

By Joelle Kidd April 23, 2018 The diocese of Central Newfoundland wants to learn from towns like Bonavista, Nfld., where an influx of young entrepreneurs is revitalizing the community. Photo: Shutterstock   When it comes to creative solutions, the diocese of Central Newfoundland is looking beyond the church walls. The diocese is the recipient of … Continue reading “Newfoundland diocese to gather ministry inspiration from local entrepreneurs”

Anglican-Lutheran leaders plan consultation on Christian leadership in 2019

Primatial bishops and staff members take part in a discussion at their recent joint meeting in Winnipeg. Clockwise from left: National Bishop Susan Johnson (ELCIC), Andre Lavergne, assistant to the Bishop, ecumenical and interfaith (ELCIC), Margaret Rose, deputy for ecumenical and interfaith collaboration (TEC), Kathryn Johnson, director of ecumenical and inter-religious relations (ELCA), Scott Sharman, … Continue reading “Anglican-Lutheran leaders plan consultation on Christian leadership in 2019”

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: ‘Living prayer’ by praying with beads

The author’s prayer beads are crafted out of blue stone beads from New Hampshire, a Russian bead from a friend and beads from one of her mother’s old necklaces. Photo by Jessamyn Rubio By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity   Praying with beads provides a steady discipline — a shape and a frequency … Continue reading “Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: ‘Living prayer’ by praying with beads”

A Look at the Health of Theological Education

Faculty members at theological schools are highly satisfied with their jobs. They are bidding higher for a select group of students. But those students are incurring far more educational debt than in the past. Those are among the conclusions of three studies. The studies, which were completed before the economic downturn,  update conclusions drawn 10 … Continue reading “A Look at the Health of Theological Education”