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Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS

Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS “We need to be praying for a revival in the life of our church,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the...
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Great personal resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church of...
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Cabin or shelter?

Fresh Expressions: Cabin or Shelter? Which are you? Author uses analogy of hiking to describe the church in modern world By Kris Betcker, Fresh Expressions US The brown leaves crunched under...
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Clergy Report for Vestry

Clergy Report for Vestry Parish Priest's Report is one of reports presented at the Annual Meeting of Vestry September of this year will mark eight years that I have been...
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There are angels

There are angels A message for Christmas Eve from Father Glenn There are angels.   Especially on this holy night, there are angels.   On other nights we may not...
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Text messaging at Nativity?

Christmas Messages by text -- 2018 What if the Nativity happened now? How would the word spread? “Here are a few fun moments for the Christmas Season. It's twelve days,...
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Be like Bartimaeus

Be like Bartimaeus Mark 10: 46-52 click for reading As a result of not being able to see, Bartimaeus was reduced to the sidelines of society from where he was forced...
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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude A homily at Harvest Thanksgiving by The Rev'd Glenn Empey A very Happy Harvest Thanksgiving to you. The time of harvest is at hand. I wish...
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Heartbeat of the Church

The heartbeat of the Church -- Letter from the Primate, Anglican Church of Canada -- September 2018 Dear Friends in Christ, This month marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of...
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How come people don’t talk much about faith?

Why are people so reluctant to talk about faith these days? A study by the Barna Group The Barna Group is an independent for-profit research organization that has been conducting...
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Jesus is the bread of life — not was…

Jesus is the bread of life -- not was the bread of life A homily for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Glenn Empey -- read text John 6: 35,...
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Scriptural imagination in a secular age

Restoring scriptural imagination in a secular age -- The Living Church -- This article, by Timothy O'Malley writing in an e-newsletter for The Living Church, is a bit heavy and academic...
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The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are you?

The Evangelism Spectrum – Where are You? The Institute of Evangelism - by Judy Paulsen Judy and Pat often gather with the People of St Matthew - St Aidan for worship during...
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Conrad Black comments on letter by Cardinal

Conrad Black comments on recent letter from Cardinal Lord Conrad Black of Crossharbour, author and former media mogul, recently opined in The National Post about a letter circulated by Cardinal...
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US Presiding Bishop preaches at Royal Wedding

Bishop Michael Curry - the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church - gave a rousing sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. See the Order...
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A thought from Lambeth Palace

There are two ways to live life A thought from Lambeth Place, Church of England, for Day Three of "Thy Kingdom Come" There are two ways to live life. One...
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Message from the Archbishop

In wake of tragedy in Toronto on Monday: message from ++Colin Johnson, 23 April 2018 Nearby Toronto churches open for vigil and prayer Tragedy has struck our city today. I...
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Billionaires made enough in 2017 to end extreme poverty seven times

'The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system.' Time.com The global economy created a record number of billionaires last...
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Ever wonder why people eat fish on Fridays

Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday A great short article from US National Public Radio by MARIA GODOY It sounds like the plot of a Dan...
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Who markets the Gospel better than the Church? Burger King …

Who markets the Gospel better than the Church: Burger King and basically ...everybody An amazing little article that provokes some pondering and that's good. By Erin Wathen on Patheos.com Y’all...
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Easter is hope

Easter is hope By The Rev'd W Glenn Empey Alleluia. Christ is risen. This is the most fundamental  exclamation of the entire Christian Church, the Body of Christ, the community...
Lent in three minutes …

Lent in three minutes …

What is Lent all about? Why do Christians receive ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why 40 days? If you’re looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place. In a BRAND...
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The Pretzel: brought to you by Lent

The pretzel brought to you by Lent BY ELIZABETH A. ELLIOTT -- Busted Halo FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Pretzels come in many flavors, shapes, and sizes — not unlike us. These treats are...
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On being consciously thankful

On being consciously thankful Reflections on Luke 17: 11-19 by The Rev'd Glenn Empey When I intentionally think about being thankful -- being consciously thankful for all the blessings in...
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Thomas gets such a bad rap …

Thomas gets a bad rap Homily by the Rev'd W Glenn Empey When they were walking along the road to Emmaus, I think they were still confused. It would have...
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Great Easter article — Wall Street Journal

Great Easter article -- The Wall Street Journal Greetings to you in Eastertide, Easter Sunday afternoon, I happened across this really great article in the Wall Street Journal from March...
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“Fish love” — a short video love

Rabbi Abraham Twerski talks about the difference between selfish love and true love, which must be a love of giving and not of receiving. Perhaps something to ponder for the...
Well, that’s it – organized religion …

Well, that’s it – organized religion …

Reflections by The Rev’d W. Glenn Empey, Copyright © 2014 by the author   photo- Michael Hudson, The Anglican Anytime that something comes on the TV...
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