Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 122, No. 5, May

Amnesia and Anglican Authority
SITTING IN the University of British Columbia Faculty Club lounge our guest observed and commented on the room's decor as if it were entirely new to her. My wife and I were puzzled. Hadn't she been here several times? Then our friend explained that...
Church Backs Native Family in Bid for Public Inquiry
Toronto The Anglican Church is supporting the family of a Native protester killed in a confrontation with Ontario Provincial Police last year. Rev. Laverne Jacobs, Native ministries co-ordinator of the n a t i o n a l church, appeared at a recent...
Church Leaders Sign Wunnumin Agreement
Wunnumin Lake, Ont. Eight of former priest Ralph Rowe's sex assault victims were there - unidentified - to watch as church leaders handed over $30,000 and signed an agreement with this Native community to help its members recover from years of abuse...
Dead Sea Scrolls Anything but Dry: Parchments Have Stirred as Much Politics as Scholarship in Battle for Their Control
THE HISTORY of science and of social science in particular is filled with instances of embattled theoreticians belabouring each other from extremist positions. Articles in scholarly journals often lead to responses, rejoinders, rebuttals and refutations....
Decade of Evangelism: That Highly Troublesome "E" Word
For Anglicans world-wide, the final decade of the second millennium has been cause to reflect on or celebrate two fundamental aspects of their lives and their faith: evangelism and the role women play in the church. We are now more than mid way through...
(Ernest) Harrison Made People Think
Toronto THE 1990s have Episcopal Bishop Walter Righter - branded a heretic for acting on his beliefs and currently being tried in Bishops Court for his actions (Bishop Righter ordained a non-celibate homosexual). The 1960s had Rev. Ernest Harrison...
God's Reign, Our Repentence Lead to Reconciliation: Our Response Crucial Next Step
IN MY last column I wrote about the importance of striving for simplicity in evangelism. This is easier said than done. The Gospel that we have to share is so rich, so broad and so deep, that it practically defies being reduced to any simple outline....
His Conviction Was Resoundingly Firm: `Even Though I Know the Lord Forgives Me, the Pain Is There'
LEYHILL OPEN Prison sprawls like a modern university campus in the Gloucestershire countryside, due north of the English city of Bristol. Fronted only by a three-foot stone wall, the 400 category `D' (low risk) prisoners here know, however, they'd...
Keenahvee? (What's in a Name?)
A FEW MONTHS ago some friends of ours had their first child. The baby was home for three or four days, but began to develop a heart murmur. Some treatment and careful observation were prescribed by the physician. In a short time the murmur had gone...
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund - 1995 Annual Report
A message from the Primate I want to express my gratitude to all who contributed to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund in 1995. In your generosity, the unbounded generosity of our God is revealed. Through your commitment, God's commitment...
Saved by the Church - Literally: Airmen Who Survived Crash to Be Reunited after 52 Years
It was just months before the Allied forces launched the Normandy invasion. Back in Canada, four airmen of the Canadian and British air forces were on a training flight the afternoon of April 30, 1944. It was their first flight together and pilot Sgt....
Seek Penitence, Not Retribution
Melior est justitia vere praeveniens quam severe puniens. I HAD ASKED the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of General Synod for a legal definition of a phrase in the Constitution of our church. Their responses to my question included a page excerpted...
Shepherd Boy's Find Makes for Lively Commentary
TORONTO Do the Dead Sea Scrolls provide a source outside the New Testament verifying the Gospels? Absolutely not, according to Lawrence Schiffman, one of the world's leading scholars in the decipherment of the 2,000-year-old Aramaic and Hebrew parchments....
South Africa Must `Unearth Truth about Dark Past': (Truth and Reconciliation) Commission Begins Hearings
East London, South Africa South Africans' attempt to come to terms with their traumatic past during the apartheid era and its psychological aftermath received a major boost last month when the first in a series of public hearings of the Truth and...
What Constitutes a Just Defence?
"JUSTICE," SAID SOCRATES, in the Republic, is the "right ordering of the parts." Consider the criticism of the Journal's proposal that bishops ought to be wary of wading into the political arena. Some people, despite our statement to the contrary,...
Where Thieves Break in and Steal: Churches Battle Burglars
Toronto Parishioners of St. Cuthbert's in Toronto were astonished at the audacity of thieves who stole a television and video cassette recorder just before a meeting in the parish hall in early March. The theft occurred in broad daylight while many...