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The Community is a place for Canadian Anglicans to get together and talk about life in the church. Use the Online Lectionary, or log in to join the conversations about children’s ministry, college and university, congregational development, east coast ministry, ecumenism, everyday Christianity, hospital chaplaincy, liturgy, living the covenant, interfaith ministry, ministry and technology, national events, pop culture, parenting, and stewardship.
April 14th, 2014
Topic: Everyday Christianity
May we all have a peaceful, prayerful, and meaningful Holy Week; may we all journey forward upheld in prayer.
April 12th, 2014
Topic: The Preachers’ Table
What are you thinking as Jesus walks to the Cross? As an amplification of the Passion Narrative, and for those who may wish for Stations of the Cross meditations for Holy Week observance: The following uses stations derived from the gospels that were chosen by John Paul 2 in 1991 as an alternate to the traditional 14 stations.
April 11th, 2014
Topic: When Jesus Goes to College
The Christian story is not one which ignores the painful experiences of real life. It is one in which God descends down, all the way into those darkest places with us so that we can be healed by the overcoming power of new life. It is an old, old, story which we experience anew during this holiest of weeks and even in the midst of finals.
April 11th, 2014
Topic: Ministry and Technology
“Are you answering work email?” I was. It was about 9:30, and my wife, son and I had just returned home from evening prayer. It been out the door shortly after 5am to prepare for a 7:30 meeting, and a day filled with the usual mix of church and communications. And she called me on it.
April 9th, 2014
Topic: Parental Ponderings
The Eucharist has become a kind of anchor for me—a reaffirmation of what my faith ‘boils down to’.
April 8th, 2014
Topic: Pop Culture Piety
The fact is, in distancing ourselves from crucifixion cries we distance ourselves from the cross. We stand removed and apart from it. The refusal to join in with the cry of the crowd brings within it a sense of faulty pride, by which we self-righteously assert that we have no role in the crucifixion story.