Archive for January 2016

10 predictions about the future Church

by Carey Nieuwhof —  Christian Week Columnist Every generation experiences change. But sometimes you sense you’re in the midst of truly radical change, the kind that happens only every few centuries. Increasingly, I think we’re in such a moment now. Those of us in in Western culture who are over age 30 were born into…

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The end of the home field advantage

There’s an important distinction to be made between “attractional church” and “missional church.” Some key differences include: An attractional church sees itself as the center toward which people and resources flow. A missional church sees itself as a gathering from which people and resources flow toward the world. Attractional absorbs people into community. Missional sends them…

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Reflection on Meeting of Primates by Archbishop Fred Hiltz

BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON JANUARY 19, 2016 See also: Interview with Anglican Journal  “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the…

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Statement from Canterbury: Primates 2016

Canterbury, 14 January 2016 (more info below 15 January) Today the Primates agreed how they would walk together in the grace and love of Christ. This agreement acknowledges the significant distance that remains but confirms their unanimous commitment to walk together. The Primates regret that it appears that the text of this agreement has been leaked…

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Anglican Primates meet in Canterbury 11-16 January

The Archbishop of Canterbury is asking people to pray for the Primates of the Anglican Communion who will be meeting in Canterbury on 11-16 January 2016. The leaders of 38 Anglican provinces will be at the gathering of the Primates which was called by Archbishop Justin in September last year. Archbishop Justin Welby says in a video message…

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Archbishop of Canterbury gives New Year’s message

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used his New Year’s Day message to encourage […] Christians to stand against xenophobia, reminding the nation that “Jesus was a refugee – fleeing as a baby with his parents, returning years later to a strange new home”. He warned Christians across the nation to sympathise with the…

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