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Predictions about the future Church

10 predictions about the future of the Church Every generation experiences change. But sometimes you sense you’re in the midst of truly radical change, the kind that happens only every few centuries. Nieuwhof thinks we’re in that moment now.  read more about Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus…

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Planning and Options Resources — the conversation

Planning and Options Resources with regular updates RATIONALEThe purpose of the Resources is to stimulate thought, creative dreaming, and discussion — “the conversation” Most recent update click 10 Predictions for the future of the Church Read them now Timeline Planning and Options Group Timeline Click to Print Timeline 30 January Orientation         Confirmation of the work plan…

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We can’t just rebuild

We can’t just rebuild The Rev’d Terence Chandra serves with his wife, the Rev’d Jasmine Chandra, in Saint John, New Brunswick. They are community priests at Stone Church, an Anglican ministry based in the urban core.  By Terence Chandra The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is not merely a triumph of Medieval architecture —…

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What’s Holy Week anyway 14-20 April

Holy Week — most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Week marks the final days of Jesus life on earth. This led from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through days when the…

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Was it the fig tree’s fault?

Was it the fig tree’s fault? Audio – listen … Message for Third Sunday in Lent Gospel Reading – Luke 13:1-9  At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in…

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“We have to learn how to relate to our culture as… pilgrims.”

What is the individual’s role in the Mission of God? “We have to learn how to relate to our culture as an exiled church full of pilgrims.” By Ed Stetzer – Outreach Magazine March 17, 2019 In the West, churches that take biblical authority seriously are entering a new season. The transition of nominals to nones…

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Be a pilgrim: get these excellent resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on the cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension…

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New stories to tell: ecumenism today

Anglican-Roman Catholic: new stories to tell In over fifty years of formal ecumenical dialogue, Anglicans and Roman Catholics have come a long way in terms of the agreement in faith that exists between our two churches. Anglicans and Roman Catholics have come a long way in working through many of the divisive points that have…

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Cabin or Shelter? Which are you?

Fresh Expressions: Cabin or Shelter? Which are you? Author uses analogy of hiking to describe the church in modern world By Kris Betcker, Fresh Expressions US The brown leaves crunched under my boots, my heart thumping with every step as I headed up the next stretch of the Appalachian Trail, a famed 2,189 mile trail on…

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You don’t need to go to church … and other fairytales

You don’t need to go to church to be a Christian and other fairy tales … First by way of introduction, some comments and thoughts prompted by the article:   I hear so much these days from various pundits in church and religious circles about “doing church differently”. And so far, I have not yet…

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