Saturday Roundup for March 16th

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Lambeth

Kevin Robertson,a suffragan bishop in the Canada says the conservative primates are homophobic.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/15-march/news/world/gay-bishop-accuses-primates-of-homophobia

 

from blogger Joe Pagano: An Open Letter to the House of Bishops on Lambeth 2020
https://amyandjoegotoafrica.com/2019/03/12/an-open-letter-to-the-house-of-bishops-on-lambeth-2020/

 

GAFCON chair, Bp Okoh, has a letter in time for Lent; criticizing the planning for the Lambeth conference
https://www.gafcon.org/news/chairmans-march-letter

 

 

Episcopal Church

An update (?) on where the TEC-UMC communion agreement may be headed
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/03/12/episcopalians-methodists-ponder-full-communion-proposal-after-umc-vote/

 

Churches pushing back against technology’s domineering place in modern lives (featuring my former colleague, Josh Saxe in Lewisburg, WV)
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900060283/why-faith-groups-are-talking-about-our-worst-tech-habits-for-lent-tech-smartphone-phone-screentime.html

 

Apparently Michael Curry was the inspiration for a character on the TV show God Friended Me
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/god-friended-me-why-joe-morton-used-meghan-markles-bishop-as-inspiration-for-arthur-finer.html/

 

Episcopal School in Augusta, GA builds a nature-focused new campus
https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20190309/episcopal-day-school-to-build-nature-focused-campus

 

A Kansas priests who loves (and found love) competing in Roller Derby
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/general-news/2019/mar/11/local-episcopal-priest-finds-spirituality-both-in-church-and-while-skating-in-a-roller-derby/

 

 

Canada

Fred Hiltz, primate in Canada talks about servant leadership
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/servant-leadership-an-interview-with-archbishop-fred-hiltz-on-the-primates-role/

 

An essay/reflection from a Canadian perspective on the impact of the impending wave of church closings
https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking/what-will-the-closing-of-churches-in-our-communities-really-mean-1.23660103

 

Rival biker gangs fought outside an Anglican church in Canada, leading to a death
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/03/prayers-after-man-shot-and-killed-outside-anglican-church-in-mississauga-ontario.aspx

 

A touching story about a medieval altar stone that showed up in Toronto and its return to Belgium
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/altar-stone-from-church-in-belgium-discovered-in-toronto-repatriated-after-century-1.5049640

 

 

UK & Ireland

Longest serving Church of England bishop faces calls to resign after court hears he knew about paedophile priest
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/13/longest-serving-church-england-bishop-faces-calls-resign-court/

 

An article from the Irish Times on the challenges of an Irish protestant identity from a member of the (Anglican) Church of Ireland
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/protestants-in-ireland-a-minority-in-search-of-an-identity-1.3821835

 

An opinion from the UK on the harmful anti-LGBT legacy of British imperialism on the church today
http://news.trust.org//item/20190312112422-o0hg4/

 

An excellent roundup of the ruling concerning Wakefield Cathedral and its decision to not name the celebrants in advance that bothered someone who doesn’t accept female clergy
https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/reviewer-investigates-complaint-about-wakefield-cathedral/

 

A very English paean to tiny churches
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/8-march/features/features/top-ten-tiny-churches-to-visit

 

 

Other Interesting Items

New Archbishop in Polynesia (the “P” in ACANZP)
http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/news/tikanga_pasifika/cama_ordained

 

In time for the gospel of John’s troubling messaging during Holy Week, An interview with New Testament and Jewish Studies scholar Amy-Jill Levine on anti-semitism within Christianity
https://www.christiancentury.org/article/interview/knowing-and-preaching-jewish-jesus

 

The impact of the Ethiopian plane crash – I’ve seen several things on FB naming people from the Anglican world focused on environmental issues who died
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/03/world-council-of-churches-environment-specialist-among-157-killed-in-plane-crash.aspx

 

 


image: The Rev. Rob Baldwin, aka Slam of God, right, is pictured on the roller derby rink back when he skated with “The Usual Suspects.” He had to quit after three concussions and now is an assistant coach of a team known as the Regulators. LJWorld.com

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This weekly round-up has added significant value to the Cafe blog. Like receiving communiques from the Front.

(N.B.: I applaud your decision to caption the UK and Ireland as separate entities.)

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