There is an all-around spirit of “can-do” and a strong example of self-esteem that may serve as an inspiration to young people who find their aspirations squelched or simply need a good old Hollywood boost. In fact, all of us can use a dose of Eddie the Eagle as we face into challenges in our own lives.
“A Communion of churches, at the very least surely, are churches that can celebrate communion together, churches where they accept the validity of each others ordinations, churches where someone ordained in one church can preside in the other.
What is called “The Anglican Communion” is not such a communion.” -Bosco Peters
Increasingly I realize that Baptism is what makes us part of a worldwide communion. I am ready to celebrate the faith we share, ready to be challenged by those Christian theologies that are different from my own (though, if I am honest, I don’t want to be challenged too much….). I want to believe that I can walk into any Christian Church in the world and call it my church (though I know not every church agrees with me).
We spend a lot of our time thinking, we humans do. And much of our thinking is fear-based, shame-based and anxiety-producing causing sleepless nights and cancer. So our Rule of Life needs to have some chapters that help to remind us of how we want to be in relationship with our thoughts – what our own thought-boundaries are, or what we hope them to one day become.
The Primates Meeting in January 2016 called for sanctions against TEC. Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon said that the primates’ decision has this result: “the three-year absence of a gifted priest, ecumenist, and Bible scholar who serves on our dialogue with the World Communion of Reformed Churches” That is, although the primates’ resolution “applies to the TEC as a whole,” it “practically involves” just one person.
I am the person to whom the Secretary General referred.
by Susan E. Bloomfield
On Ash Wednesday, The Book of Common Prayer invites us to the “observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial, and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”
As a professional musician, I naturally view things through a musical lens. Recently, I have been reflecting on the tenets of Lent outlined in the Prayer Book and thinking about how each of these can be interpreted as a musical metaphor or […]