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Girls Night Out

I want to tell you about the wonderful group of girls I get to hang out with.  These great youth and I created a program 3 years ago at All Saints’, Collingwood Ontario called “Girls Night Out”. It’s a program geared … Continue reading

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Writers Block

Ok, I have writers block. I have had it for at least a month. It took me ages to write this and then I couldn’t even come up with a catchy tag line! I’m slipping……must be old age or living … Continue reading

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It’s Not Rocket Science

Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church Reason #6 – The church feels unfriendly to those who doubt. Young adults with Christian experience say the church is not a place that allows them to express doubts. They do not feel … Continue reading

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Open the doors wide!

Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church Reason #5 – They wrestle with the exclusive nature of Christianity. “Younger Americans have been shaped by a culture that esteems open-mindedness, tolerance and acceptance. Today’s youth and young adults also are the … Continue reading

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Shhhh….we don’t talk about that!

Six Reasons Young Christian Leave the Church Reason #4 – Young Christians’ church experiences related to sexuality are often simplistic, judgmental. “With unfettered access to digital pornography and immersed in a culture that values hyper-sexuality over wholeness, teen and twentysometing … Continue reading

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Talk it up!

Reason #3 That young Christians leave the church – Churches come across as antagonistic to science. “One of the reasons young adults feel disconnected from church or from faith is the tension they feel between Christianity and science. The most common … Continue reading

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Reason #2

On to Reason #2 that young Christians leave the church according to the Barna Study we’ve been following.  Reason #2 – Teens’ and twentysomethings’ experience of Christianity is shallow. “A second reason that young people depart church as young adults … Continue reading

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Reason #1…….

In a blog dated December 14th I referred to a study that looks at 6 reasons young people leave church. Do you think their conclusions are applicable to the Anglican Church? Here is Reason #1 and my thoughts. Reason #1 – … Continue reading

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Whatever you put off or take on for Lent…you are loved!

Sister Elizabeth Ann, (yes, there are Anglican nuns!) gives us food for thought to begin Lent in this podcast

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Lent 4.5

“Lent 4.5,” is an idea from the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center in Kentucky. It gets its name from the fact that if the world were divided equally among all its residents, each would receive 4.5 acres of land from … Continue reading

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