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. 9, November

Bishop (Michael Ingham) Hopes Church May Soon Permit Same-Sex Unions
Toronto Bishop Michael Ingham of Vancouver said he hopes the church will soon allow parishes and dioceses to choose whether they want to bless same-sex unions but he isn't prepared to let his clergy officiate at such services yet. Speaking to...
Canadian Lutherans Reflect Church's History: A View of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
LUTHERANS FIRST CAME to Canada more than 200 years ago when German tradesmen accompanied Governor Cornwallis to the new fortress of Halifax. Many settlers followed settling in Lunenburg County. A century later, following the American Revolution, Lutherans...
Church Banks on Death to Pay Rising Bills
Saskatoon, Sask. This city's biggest Anglican church has bet nearly $1 million that an elegant resting place for the cremated remains of local citizens can help it meet soaring building maintenance costs. The Cathedral of St. John hopes to open...
Churches Ripe for Closer Ties
There is a measure of hope in the air as Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans tentatively make their way towards full communion in 2001. Will hopes be dashed? In 1975, when Archbishop Lewis Garnsworthy's prophecy, that the Anglican and United churches'...
Church Examines Helping People Give
Editor's Note: This is the first story in a series on the recent Nurturing Planned Giving conference held in Toronto. It would be nice to be able to live on love and hope - but in this society it takes money to feed and clothe our children and put...
Commentary: The Advantages of Religious Schooling
A year ago, I embarked on a project to investigate the relationship between religion and education. Does religion have a place in the classroom? If so, what should be taught, and how? Should religious-based schools be publicly funded? Do religion-based...
Different Faces of Dialogue
Toronto FROM AFRICA TO Iceland, to North America and Britain, Lutherans and Anglicans are engaged in ecumenical talks. In Canada, the goal is full communion in 2001. Similar agreements are being worked on in the U.S. and Europe. In Africa,...
Dioceses Declared Vacant in Rwanda
Panama City The Anglican Church last month voted to recognize four dioceses in Rwanda vacant and urged new elections to replace bishops who have been in exile for more than a year and refused to return. The vote came after a report by U.S. bishop...
Evangelism Need Not Alienate, Say Authors
Toronto Evangelism is the E-word. It sends shivers down spines, said Rev. Harold Percy, the director of the Institute of Evangelism in Toronto. When Anglicans hear the word evangelism, they wonder whether or not they are going to be given briefcases...
Family Choice: Religious Schooling in a Secular Society
When Greg and Rachel Bloomquist's youngest child started school full time, Rachel took a job. This was done - not to buy bigticket items like a cottage or a car - but to pay for their four children's immediate education. Although they support public...
Gift of Blindness
HE WAS A HUNTER of some repute, both in his own camp and among the other camps in that region of Cumberland Sound. Many people had stories of his skill with a harpoon and gun. And there were often occasions that presented themselves to see who could...
Guide Offers Tips on Volunteers
Toronto Government cutbacks are increasing pressure on volunteer groups to do more with less. That, and coping with volunteers' rights and responsibilities, prompted a group of experts in the field to publish a guide on how to manage volunteers...
Innovative Program Teaches Ministry in Community (Centre for Christian Studies)
PREPARING FOR ministry at the Centre for Christian Studies (CCS) in Toronto is a bit like a group-building exercise in which the team must determine the best way to to get everybody over a hurdle. The traditional model of schooling - where individual...
Inter-Faith Worship: Seeking a Common Thread
The bridegroom is a white Canadian; the bride is Sikh. After the difficulties of a cross-cultural courtship, after acclimatization to different customs and different values, after discussions on how the children will be brought up, after overcoming...
It's Time to Put Sex into Perspective
Talk is cheap, but that's not always a bad thing. On the issue of homosexuality and the church, talk might be a whole lot cheaper than action that provokes people to walk out the door. If letters to the editor are an indication, it's the most volatile...
Question Helps Decipher Message: "Black and White and Made in 1934!"
THESE WORDS, delivered in a withering tone by a teenage youth were part of a household spat about what sort of film we might watch on television. The parents saw the chance to watch a great film of a former age and the teenager wanted to tune into...
Songs from the Circle
In the early morning of Sept. 24, my wife Shelley gave birth to our first child, Mary Bethany Langmaid. It is a safe bet that Bethany will grow up in a household filled with music. While this will include the classics (Bach and Beethoven, Dylan...
Students Get on Line at School
Grenville Christian College is equipping its students for the world of computers by outfitting them with portable computers. In September, the Anglican university-preparatory school, located between Toronto and Montreal along the St. Lawrence River,...
Survey Says -- This Is How to Do Church
LYLE SCHALLER, the dean of mainline church consultants describes Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Church (Zondervan, 1995) as "the best book I've ever read on how to do church in today's world." As I read this book I found myself intrigued...
Threats against (Michael) Collier Made by Canadian
A man suspected of making threatening telephone calls and issuing death threats against a Canadian Volunteer in Mission here has left Papua New Guinea rather than be charged by police. Police tapped the telephone of Rev. Michael Collier and his...
Three Denominations, One Pledge
Calgary A sense of warmth, a sense of history, but above all a sense of celebration was shared as three Southern Alberta bishops put their names to an historic pact pledging closer co-operation. About 800 people watched as Anglican Archbishop...
Vancouver Shores Up Cathedral: Eclectic Circle of Parishioners, Donors Help Save Building from Wrecker
Vancouver One of the most touching donations sent to Christ Church Cathedral here came from a woman in her 80s who wrote that her parents were married in the cathedral in 1890 - four years before the building was completed. She still has the Red...