The Chosen (TV Review) “God doesn’t choose the qualified, he qualifies the chosen.”
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by Sean Frankling
1w ago
“Can I just get rid of the subterfuge and say that it’s Gaius?” said Ryan Swanson, appearing with fellow writer of the TV series The Chosen, Tyler Thompson, revealing some minor spoilers about the show’s Roman soldier character at a Jan. 31 Q&A at a cineplex in Oakville, Ont.  “Don’t worry, we’ve read the book,” someone called back amid the chorus of agreement from the audience.   That unnamed theatre-goer was right. Many people in the full-house audience were intimately familiar with the show’s source material (the gospels, as hardcore fans know them) and have been attendin ..read more
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Roman Catholic document on blessings could bring new perspectives to Anglican same-sex marriage debate, leaders say
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by Sean Frankling
2w ago
A document released by the Roman Catholic Church reconsidering its policy on blessings—including those to people in same-sex relationships—offers Anglicans a new way to think about divisions within their own communion, says the Rev. Iain Luke, principal of the Saskatoon-based College of Emmanuel and St. Chad and a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue. The post Roman Catholic document on blessings could bring new perspectives to Anglican same-sex marriage debate, leaders say appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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Elizabeth Hutchinson, champion of women’s rights in church, mourned
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by Matthew Puddister
3w ago
Elizabeth Hutchinson, an Anglican Award of Merit winner known for her support of women’s rights, died Jan. 19 in Rosemère, Que. She was 90 years old. A longtime member of Grace Anglican Church, Arundel, Hutchinson served on multiple occasions as a member of General Synod, chairing its worship committee and serving on the Anglican Church of Canada’s Faith, Worship, and Ministry committee. The post Elizabeth Hutchinson, champion of women’s rights in church, mourned appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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Homelessness ‘can happen to anyone’
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by Matthew Puddister
3w ago
At church encampments, unhoused share challenges of daily survival First part of Welcoming the Stranger, a two-part series. James Patrick Andrew Smith was 16 years old when she first came to Toronto. Originally from Moosonee, Ont., Smith—who is a member of Moose Cree First Nation and identifies as two-spirited, an Indigenous term for gender-nonconforming people—grew […] The post Homelessness ‘can happen to anyone’ appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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Remembering the humanity of our leaders
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by Archbishop Linda Nicholls
3w ago
There is great excitement when someone in your family or parish is ordained. A sense of pride and joy permeates the congregation and there are immediately higher expectations, as if the person suddenly became more holy or closer to God. Deacons read the gospel and prepare the eucharistic table. Priests and bishops are given the […] The post Remembering the humanity of our leaders appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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Mission into Eco: M.Div student explores ministry in a virtual world
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by Sean Frankling
3w ago
As many Anglican leaders look for alternative ways of being church in the 21st century, one M.Div student at Halifax’s Atlantic School of Theology is investigating ways of branching out into digital gathering spaces. In a research project he’s developing as part of his degree, Blane Finnie, a postulant to priesthood, has built several church buildings and run daily services in Eco, an online multiplayer video game that simulates a world in which players must cooperate or compete to survive, typically harnessing natural resources, taking specialized roles and trading with one another in an in-g ..read more
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A call to prayer amid the world’s rush and roar
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by Archbishop Chris Harper
3w ago
FEATHER: Creator God, we thank you for the rising sun and its course through the day, reminding us of the significance of every moment and event. Awaken our hearts and minds to your hand and truth within the journey of the day. Speak to us to always guide us; when we wander too far from […] The post A call to prayer amid the world’s rush and roar appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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Living as an apprentice in the Kingdom is essential to the Anglican life—even if it won’t save our church
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by John Bowen
3w ago
Jesus's last instruction to his apprentices is often known as the Great Commission: “Go and make disciples.” But what if we translated that into the language of the trade school? “Go set up satellite campuses to train apprentices in the ways of the Kingdom.” Which of course is what they did, all around the world. We call them churches.Why are we encouraging this thing called discipleship? Because discipleship is the essence of the Christian life. The post Living as an apprentice in the Kingdom is essential to the Anglican life—even if it won’t save our church appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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God, our companion in the new year
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by Archbishop Linda Nicholls
1M ago
As a student I loved September! The beginning of a new school year meant a fresh start with a new teacher and a stack of new notebooks with blank pages ready to be filled with learning and ideas. Nervous excitement and anticipation accompanied those days! As an adult, I find the transition to a new […] The post God, our companion in the new year appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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CoGS ponders financial future as revenues drop
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by Sean Frankling
1M ago
A drop in diocesan contributions to the national budget along with lingering financial uncertainty spurred a conversation about the long-term stability of the Anglican Church of Canada’s finances in a Nov. 24 session of the Council of General Synod (CoGS). Amal Attia, the national church’s treasurer and CFO, presented figures that showed that as of […] The post CoGS ponders financial future as revenues drop appeared first on Anglican Journal ..read more
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