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Statement on Christian Nationalism from HOD President

This violent and exclusionary movement is on the rise in the United States, and those of us who believe that God is calling us toward a very different vision, toward the Beloved Community, have a special responsibility to stand against [Christian White Nationalism]. If we will not tell the world that it is not Christianity, then who will?

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Anglican Communion Office to narrow mission, downsize

“The staffing structure of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to be re-organised following a review into the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office (ACO)….The review was commissioned by the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee in May 2020.” 

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Loree Penner: Speaking Frankly

I weep because hatred wears many costumes. Most of those we are familiar with: racism, sexism, homophobia. But one of the costumes hate wears is righteousness. It is a costume, trust me – it is not the real thing. However, that costume is worn with the belief that the wearer is in the right. We saw it in the Capitol that day – the righteous costume on a person changing out our flag. People calling themselves Christian and doing unchristian acts.  People thinking they were doing the right thing by scaling the walls of a government building.

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Redeeming Babel

Have you ever considered the Tower of Babel and wondered why, why on earth or in heaven would the good God decide that it would be a wonderful idea if we no longer understood one another?

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God’s Love Endures Forever

“…who calls us today to follow him
His love endures forever. 
to come and see a world filled with hope
His love endures forever. 
to offer a hand to those in need
His love endures forever.”

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The Confession of St. Peter

“Peter’s Confession that is celebrated today has deep roots in his character in a way that allows us to see our own internal contradictions. Like Peter, the disparate parts of our character are incongruent. We are inconsistent and face internal conflicts. Like Peter.”

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Statement on Christian Nationalism from HOD President

This violent and exclusionary movement is on the rise in the United States, and those of us who believe that God is calling us toward a very different vision, toward the Beloved Community, have a special responsibility to stand against [Christian White Nationalism]. If we will not tell the world that it is not Christianity, then who will?

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ACNA: Adjective gay modifying Christian is “problematic”

The recommendation to avoid the terminology “gay Christian” and favor “Christians who experience same-sex attraction” came about as the result of “reports of varied application among ACNA leaders regarding the use of language about sexual identity, especially within provincial events”.

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Anglican Communion Office to narrow mission, downsize

“The staffing structure of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to be re-organised following a review into the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office (ACO)….The review was commissioned by the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee in May 2020.” 

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Fragments on Fragments #30: Being Human in a Pandemic

I’d like to focus mostly though on those of us who aren’t in such horrendous situations, but have also found ourselves spending more time with those with whom we are in the same household – for most of us, our nearest and dearest. For many, everything’s been just fine, but for some, relationships have come under real strain, even to breaking point.

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Fragments on Fragments #29: Being Human in a Pandemic

That is the sort of change which I at least find restful. Chaotic change is not! Change over which you have no control, or which you can’t at least predict, is exhausting – and it’s that sort of change we’re all living through at the moment. As the levels of virus rise and fall in different places, the rules of life change quickly. Keeping up with what’s allowed and what isn’t is hard work in itself.

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Loree Penner: Speaking Frankly

I weep because hatred wears many costumes. Most of those we are familiar with: racism, sexism, homophobia. But one of the costumes hate wears is righteousness. It is a costume, trust me – it is not the real thing. However, that costume is worn with the belief that the wearer is in the right. We saw it in the Capitol that day – the righteous costume on a person changing out our flag. People calling themselves Christian and doing unchristian acts.  People thinking they were doing the right thing by scaling the walls of a government building.

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