From an Anglican Journal article:
Church leaders call dissidents’ actions ‘unwelcome and invalid’
Nov 29, 2007
Anglican Church of Canada leaders are appealing to the Archbishop of Canterbury to address moves by dissidents to join a South American church and minister illegitimately in Canada.
Illegitimately according to whom, Bishops? Seems to me that it’s Canterbury who gets to decide that…
Kathleen Parker from the Chicago Tribune hits the nail on the head.
In light of that, I am searching the net for Advent resources (since I don’t think I ought to air out my pet peeves unless I also propose a solution). I will update this post rather than make new posts as I find new resources. The challenge in my house is finding things to do that will suit the wide age range of our children.
This is a short booklet on celebrating Advent in the home, based on the Book of Common Prayer.
Resources on the church year (not just Advent) – from a Lutheran perspective, here and here.
Update, Dec.11 – I see Binks has linked to me, so I’d better add a few more links, eh?
Advent from a Protestant perspective here.
A short article from Christian History magazine.
From a British junior school.
From Suite 101 (although I must point out, not all churches use pink vestments for the third Sunday in Advent. Pink! Not my thing, I’m afraid…)
Anybody know what is going on over at the Anglican Planet? Their server has been down for a couple of days…
Something that’s been on my heart today – please, please be careful what you say about your priests and parishes on the internet! We are entering perilous times, and pen names don’t guarantee anonymity, as I found out when I started writing this blog (Hi Warren, Henry, and Margo, all of whom guessed who I am!), and reasserters read blogs too. Be careful!
Matthew 10 (Today’s New International Version)
16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you
…I’m not going to post any more on the conference. Why? Because I’ve chatted with so many people about the current crisis, that I don’t trust myself to remember what was said in confidence and what was not. I refer you to The Age to Come blog and the Anglican Essentials Canada blog, both of which are in the sidebar.