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Weekend Roundup for Nov 16

Weekend Roundup for Nov 16

Episcopal Church
Really good article on a priest and former army chaplain and his PTSD
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2019-11-10/army-chaplain-ptsd-journey

 

UTO grants and the Anglican church in Spain
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/11/12/uto-grants-helped-the-spanish-reformed-episcopal-church-survive-rebuild/

Local story from Oklahoma about ERD
https://www.enidnews.com/community/episcopal-church-inviting-public-to-join-in-m-match-for/article_bc53498e-0568-11ea-bfe6-177d51a15a6f.html

 

New (interim) chief lawyer for TEC
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/suzanne-baillie-named-interim-in-house-counsel-for-the-episcopal-church/

 

California (I think) church celebrates 11th annual service honoring native Americans
https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2019/11/14/redlands-trinity-episcopal-church-to-hold-annual-native-american-worship-service/

 

Bishop Mark Van Koevering elected diocesan bishop after several years of interim work in Dio of Lexington
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/11/14/diocese-of-lexington-elects-bishop-mark-van-koevering-as-bishop-diocesan/

 

Neil Alexander is stepping down as dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee
https://www.sewanee.edu/theology/seminary/media/news/neil-alexander-to-step-down-as-dean.html?fbclid=IwAR0_3W8erWJ_Zau58Gedh5Kv6QtLE9gqyvi_nIVK4OZhRTf3E0ieg26fkJc

 

 

Anglican Communion
This was from last week (I think) but a really good article on faith in a secular age
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/count-on-whats-true-to-do-its-own-solicitation-vsts-richard-topping-on-preaching-to-a-skeptical-world/

 

Archbishop of York on the persistence of racism in the CoE
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/john-sentamu-racism-is-still-a-big-issue-in-the-church-of-england-l5l6r28sw

 

Anglican and Catholic bishops in Melbourne, AUS worship together lighting a unity candle using a flame generated from another unity candle from 40 years ago
https://catholicoutlook.org/anglicans-and-catholics-in-melbourne-pray-together-as-their-archbishops-light-a-candle-for-unity/

 

A chicken-little-ish report on church stats in Canada
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/wake-up-call-cogs-hears-statistics-report-on-church-membership-decline/

 

The Pope and ABC are planning to travel to South Sudan together on a peace mission, which seems pretty worthwhile
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/11/13/pope-anglican-archbishop-affirm-desire-to-visit-south-sudan-together/
and
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/11/pope-francis-and-archbishop-justin-welby-plan-united-visit-to-south-sudan.aspx

 

 

Other Interesting Items
A good op-ed from the Cleveland area, not an Episcopal priest, but good words nonetheless
https://www.record-courier.com/news/20191102/voices-of-faith-stop-trying-to-win?fbclid=IwAR0qWk9EdmnfhshDrDMx2b-RKol2O6dsGyO4ege5lX1F2Gtco5bbd94SG8Y

 

Op-Ed at RNS about recovery of the term “evangelical”
https://religionnews.com/2019/11/12/can-we-find-a-new-meaning-in-the-word-evangelical/

 


 

image: Mark Van Koevering, bishop of the Diocese of Lexington

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Can you please explain why you characterize the report on decline in the Canadian Anglican Church as "chicken-little-ish"? Are you implying that the church is not in decline? Or that the specific predictions are faulty? Or that the possible extinction of church membership by 2040 is not really bad news?

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