Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 122, No. 8, October

Bishop (Ken Genge)'s Successor Will Have How-to-Guide
Edmonton Bishop Ken Genge of the Diocese of Edmonton is retiring at the end of next month to try his hand at consulting and writing. He leaves in his wake a gift to his successor: a how-to guide which will prepare an elected bishop for the episcopacy....
Challenges of Training for Minstry in Africa
NAIROBI - One of the most unwieldy acronyms in the Anglican communion probably belongs to ANITEPAM - the African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry. ANITEPAM, as the awkward name implies, is an association...
Christian Imagery and Willie (Nelson)'s Spirit Soar on New Album
In a career that has spanned five decades and more than 100 albums, 63-year-old Willie Nelson has chronicled a fertile journey. The simplicity and skill of his blend of influences has never been clearer than on his latest CD, Spirit. In the late...
Christ, Not Toronto, the Way
TORONTO THE Good used to be the moniker for what is now the country's largest city. In part, it reflected a place that was viewed as a bit boring to outsiders but safe to residents. But while the city has been tripping over itself to shake off the...
Get Back in Touch with Grassroots, National Church Staff Warned
Toronto A former member of national church staff says senior management forgot to factor Christian charity into the equation during layoffs and staff restructuring at church headquarters during the past few years. Rt. Rev. Terry Brown, the new...
God, Cod and Newfoundland: Where Fishermen Used to Be
Editor's note: Staff writer Leanne Larmondin went to Newfoundland in May to find out how people and the churches are coping with the closure of the province's $700-million cod fishery four years ago. Now when I was a younger boy To the Droke...
How Do Books `Happen'?
PILES OF NEW books with bright shiny covers tower on display cases in the bookstore. In the mail-order department, advance orders are being filled. In the stock room, books are being labelled and shelved. A new ABC publication has arrived. You...
Lack of Faith Pales in Comparison to Lack of Warmth
THE ISSUE of believers who avoid church attendance, raised in a timely and thoughtful way by Harold Percy in the September issue of the Journal, God knows I believe ... why should I go to church? deserves further exploration. Dr. Percy's view is that...
Opinions Differ over Church's Role
LONG BEFORE THE Newfoundland fish ery's collapse, the Anglican Church was a strong voice in the province about the rights and future of the province's population. Now, together with other denominations, it is positioning itself to become an umbrella...
Politics of Statistics: Replace Draggers with Longliners, Say Fishermen
IT IS THE paradox of this resource-rich province that while 30,000 people remain out of work as a result of the fall of the groundfish industry, last year was a record financial year for Newfoundland's entire fishing industry. Fishermen who diversified...
Sound of Silence Deep and Powerful
YOU KEEP LOOKING, don't you?" A friend from Ottawa said these words on his first visit to the prairies as we drove across an open, level, treeless landscape. The unspoken continuation of his thought was "but there's nothing there!" I was reminded...
Threats Force Missioners Home: Social Tensions Create Tough Environment for Missioners
Halifax Volunteers in Mission Rev. Michael and Norma Collier are relieved to be back in Canada after leaving Papua New Guinea because of telephoned death threats. The Colliers and their son, Richard, had to choose between going into hiding while...