I am the Rector of Christ Church Parish in Mexico. We visit every Monday the General Hospital taking sandwiches and coffee to the families in the emeregency waiting room and I bring the sacraments to the sick and the dying. Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit patients who are infected with the Swine Virus. According to the statistics that I recieved the cases reported and given by the media are quite accurate. At this hospital there have been some deaths (less than 10)… Continue
Added by Vincent Karl Schwahn Ryckman on April 28, 2009 at 11:43am —
odds are, the chains of life are very similar to the chains that bind us as a community.
what are these chains and how can we be liberated from them?
it's not always easy to look in our closet and actually put a name on the skeletons, but after we do, it's often easier to keep on naming them, point our fingers at them, show them to others and then...close the door, or move down the street.
possibly even… Continue
Added by Bill Stoker on April 28, 2009 at 4:23am —
some of us are homesteaders. we created a place where we call home, and are shaping it.
some of us are crop-sharers, we share some piece of community with others, and are in the process of creating our community.
others of us; however, are vagabonds, drifters, and nomads. where we lay our head, be it for a day or 10 years, we call our home, but we know it's not our home, because something in us, at some moment in time, tells us… Continue
Added by Bill Stoker on April 23, 2009 at 1:19pm —
Over the last few days, the e-mails coming into my Inbox regarding the role of the institution in supporting emergence in faith communities and networks has been so confirming. They have confirmed for me that this is an important moment in the long history of our Christian dialogue. What is it that we say in Eucharistic Prayer C -- something about “Open our eyes to see Your hand at work in the world around us . . . "?
Most of the time, the only real obstacle to moving into new life… Continue
Added by Thomas L Brackett on April 20, 2009 at 12:23pm —
First off, since I'm new to anglimergent, let me introduce myself briefly.
I'm Malcolm Heath, and I'm a lay person, a nearly lifelong Episcopalian, and an active member of my parish, Sts. Peter and Paul's Episcopal in Portland, Oregon. In other places, I'm an information security specialist and system administrator. I'm a husband, and a member of Gen-X, and much else besides.
I've gotten the impression that many here are clergy, former or in discernment, or otherwise hold… Continue
Added by Malcolm Heath on April 15, 2009 at 2:23pm —
Many are questioning the point of Twitter. Perhaps the best question to ask is, how can this assist us in the church? I have just set up a Twitter account called, 'Anglican Church' and invite you if you are on Twitter to make a connection. See: http://twitter.com/AnglicanChurch
And hopefully together we can answer that pertinent question!
Added by Mark Brown on April 12, 2009 at 3:23am —
f you are in Seattle, join Church of the Apostles tonight, Sat (April 11) for our RISE Easter Vigil (5 pm) + Dinner & Party (live music, VJ and DJ) 7 pm to 1 am. Meeting at the Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Added by Karen Ward on April 11, 2009 at 11:01am —
Please read my blog about an "HIV Rev" in Birmingham, AL at http://malcolmmarler.com
Added by Malcolm Marler on April 11, 2009 at 9:40am —
Lately, as I visit with leaders in American Christianity, I hear three categorical responses to our changing world and the impact of those changes on the churches we hold dear:
"Let's return to the True Faith and Order of the past." Some of these tend toward Fundamentalism, but not all. These are the ones who promise that if we just did our Bible Studies better and welcomed folks more warmly, we would grow again.
"'Just be faithful and God will bless! After all, we've had… Continue
Added by Thomas L Brackett on April 8, 2009 at 11:30am —
A Good article on Anglimergent ethos worship
by our friend and member here Jonny Baker of Grace, London
Added by Karen Ward on April 8, 2009 at 11:25am —
Here at Holy Spirit we are doing something different for Maundy Thursday. We have asked our parishioners to take the day off from their usual labors, whether work or recreation, and band together as a parish to spend a day serving the community around us. Two laymen in our parish have coordinated a number of service projects within a five mile radius of our church, and we are dispatching volunteer teams to spend the day serving in those locations. We now have close to 300… Continue
Added by Patrick Hall on April 7, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Added by Becky Garrison on April 7, 2009 at 12:02pm —
As part of my degree project at the University of Washington, I am collecting information about stewardship among young adults in ECUSA. I would appreciate any member of ECUSA completing this survey
The Rev. JR Lander
Associate Rector for Christian Formation
St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church
The Diocese of Olympia
Added by The Rev J.R. Lander on April 6, 2009 at 9:55pm —
It looks like singing (except singing along with recorded performers in private) is dying in our culture. Isn't this a place where the church has got to be counter-cultural?
Why do we sing? We sing together when we're gathered (and at our best at every gathering) because singing shapes us into collaborators, people who literally share a common inspiration. Singing speaks from and to our soul and spirit as spoken discourse can't. Singing fills the air with praise and makes the silent… Continue
Added by Donald Schell on April 3, 2009 at 4:59pm —
Added by Eric Erickson on April 2, 2009 at 11:20pm —