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Light through the trees

So I wrote a short web story about good Lent resources that are available (in full or in part) online. The full story is available on anglican.ca, but here’s a roundup of the top ones our web team found: 

1. The Diocese of Montreal’s Marks of Mission study

2. Reflections from the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

3. Canadian Council of Churches: The Bruised Reed

4. Church of England: Love Life Live Lent

So what are you planning for your personal or parish practices? Share your thoughts in the forum.

Ali Symons

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12 Responses to Lent studies from around the church

  1. I’m doing a series on the creed – “The credible Creed” – matched with a sermon series on “living the Creed”.  Trying to take a PoMo, neo-orthodox approach with no fingers crossed behind my back.  The creed (Apostles – *not* Nicene) as believable narrative.  Contrast with other contemporary narratives.  Aim – to get other ideas out on the table and have at ‘er ;-).

  2. I’m doing a series on the creed – “The credible Creed” – matched with a sermon series on “living the Creed”.  Trying to take a PoMo, neo-orthodox approach with no fingers crossed behind my back.  The creed (Apostles – *not* Nicene) as believable narrative.  Contrast with other contemporary narratives.  Aim – to get other ideas out on the table and have at ‘er ;-).

  3. Ali Symons

    Wow, Neil, that sounds fascinating. There are certainly some parts of the Apostles’ Creed that will be juicy to talk about. Let us know how it goes!

  4. Here in the Parish of Riverview (Diocese of Fredericton) we are going to use one of Hilary Brand’s books entitled “Finding a Voice – A Lent Course based on the film King’s Speech”. We have used one of her books in the past which was “Chocolate for Lent” and it was very well received – mind you it may have been the dessert party at the end that attracted so many!

    I also recommend any of James W. Moore’s books. He is a Methodist preach from Texas and the stories alone for sermon illustrations are well worth the investment.

    Rev. Brent Ham

     

  5. @Brent_Ham, that’s a great resource. Thanks for passing it on!

  6. Here on campus at the University of Waterloo, the community from St. Bede’s Chapel is planning another daily blog at http://stbedeschapel.wordpress.com/  We did that in 2012 for both Lent & Advent (you can access these at our old site at http://stbedes.tumblr.com/ – Advent first, but scroll down far enough and you’ll find Lent!) We have switched to WordPress for this Lent – primarily to allow for more commenting and dialogue. Have just started to get folks signing up for various dates, but looking forward to another wide variety of viewpoints and contributions!

  7. This resource was just shared with us, and I think it may be of interest to some parishes. It’s a simple six-session course prepared by Wau Diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Topics include gender inequality, HIV and AIDS, education, prejudice and evangelism.

    While I think the materials provide a wonderful way for for us to pray in solidarity with our Sudanese sisters and brothers, I suspect they could also inspire some interesting discussions about these issues in our own contexts.

  8. This resource was just shared with us, and I think it may be of interest to some parishes. It’s a simple six-session course prepared by Wau Diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Topics include gender inequality, HIV and AIDS, education, prejudice and evangelism.

    While I think the materials provide a wonderful way for for us to pray in solidarity with our Sudanese sisters and brothers, I suspect they could also inspire some interesting discussions about these issues in our own contexts.

  9. A few new ideas:

    The Diocese of BC has suggested a carbon fast, and provides some excellent resources here:

    The Diocese of Huron has provided two helpful calendars for Lenten reflection. The first comes from the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, following a thematic calendar or readings (pg.8). The second comes from Voices of Social Justice Huron, and gives helpful reconsideration for daily discipline (pg. 11). Both calendars can be found in the February issue of the Huron Church News (pdf).

     

  10. Ali Symons

    General Synod’s Lenten reflections have arrived! They’re a series of videos on the 14 Stations of the Cross, produced by the Rev. Scott McLeod, Diocese of British Columbia. He beautifully intertwines art, painting, and powerful narrative. We’re releasing them throughout the season.

    Find out more at http://www.anglican.ca/lent

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