Day: January 26, 2009

Children of the Gospel choir

There is finally some video available of the Children of the Gospel Choir singing He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands at the National Prayer Service last Wednesday.

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Welcome the Iraqi refugee

Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, TN, hopes to draw attention to the plight of millions of Iraqis who have fled their homes since 2003 and says that the Gospel compels us to welcome the refugee.

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Storming the gates

Church planter Gary Schokely suggests that weddings, funerals and baptisms may be an opportunity for congregations to welcome the unaffiliated when they come to us for a service.

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Fifty years ago a council was called

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII called for a council. Christian of every tradition still feel the effects of Vatican II, even as the promise of those days appears to have faded. How does the Church move forward, when it is stuck in the constant battles between those who would preserve tradition and those hear the call to engage the world?

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Praying on the road

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.

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AD 1054 and why it matters

A relationship between ecclesial groups—just as with families—tends not to breakdown in one decisive moment. (It’s a process, not an event.) And yet there are often watershed moments to which we can point and often a single event of great moment that shows the relationship utterly fractured. That is why one of the dates that every Anglican should know is AD 1054.

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