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Wednesday
Apr012009

Lenten series portrays Jesus as sinful

In a 2009 Lenten Meditations booklet published by the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), Jesus is portrayed as a recovering racist. The booklet’s reading for March 27 is taken from Matthew 15, which relates the familiar story in which Jesus has a discussion with a Canaanite woman. According to the ACC, "This is not a story for people who need to think that Jesus always had it together, because it looks like we've caught him being mean to a lady because of her ethnicity."

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Niagara & Ottawa to begin same-sex blessings

The Bishop of Niagara has informed the Archbishop of Canterbury that his south central Ontario diocese will begin blessing same-sex unions. The March edition of the Diocese of Ottawa’s newspaper also announced plans for blessing same-sex unions.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Evangelizing the bus stop: How to respond to the atheism ads 

"There probably is a God--so stop worrying, the world is not a runaway bus."

That's theologian David Reed's offering, when asked to give an alternative to the atheistic slogan that's been plastered on British buses, and will soon come to Toronto and Calgary.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Much to celebrate as congregation purchases leased facility

The largest and oldest Chinese Anglican congregation in Canada has struck a deal to purchase the facility it has been leasing. On Jan. 29th, the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver officially closed the purchase of the church building at 189 West 11th Ave. at $3.4 million.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Vancouver Island parish leaves ACC

On Feb. 8 the congregation of St Mary’s Nanoose Bay voted overwhelmingly to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and realign with the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC). The rector, the Rev’d Guy Bellerby, had sought an amicable arrangement that would enable the congregation to remain in the church building pending a mediated process.

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