She met us as we arrived in Terra Firme, a very poor neighbourhood in the city of Belém in Brazil, where the diocese of Amazonia has had a steadfast witness to the gospel for many years.
I’ve had the great pleasure of recently serving on a General Synod task force exploring the ethics of money. It was an exciting mix of interesting and talented people coming from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
There are 168 hours in a week. We are awake for roughly 121 of them—and those are very busy hours.
A heartfelt thanks for publishing the article Out of the shadows and into the light, by Tali Folkins (Nov. 2015, p. 3). I am a Christian man who has lived with a bipolar disorder for 40 years.
Herb is one of my mentors because he is living proof of lifelong service.
We have been friends for about 35 years, and what I want to share here is a reminder of an active life well lived. What I convey comes from two main sources—his formal spiritual writings, engaged preaching and teaching, and many rich, informal exchanges between us.
Many of us have been shaped by the norms of a way of being church that is under great stress: this is the idea that a church is, at a minimum, an academically credentialed priest with a stipend, presiding over a building and a staff (paid and/or volunteer) that is able to provide services and program.
One of the toughest challenges my husband and I faced last year was having been companions to his mother’s downsizing. At the age of 91, Harriet Hauser divested herself of the creature comforts of an upper middle class life.
This month, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the primates and moderators of the member churches of the Anglican Communion will meet in Canterbury.
For several years now, the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto has opened its doors on New Year’s Eve to those who want to usher in the new year “in an environment of peace and quiet fellowship.”
One of the great themes of our faith is that of call—the belief that God actively calls individuals into particular ways of life.