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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Collegues Listii, January 21st

Vol. XIII No. 28

GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE


Wayne A. Holst, Editor
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Dear Friends:

I am pleased to share a tribute, published this past week in the Anglican Journal online, to colleague Douglas John Hall of Montreal.

I consider him an important pioneer of Canadian theology. His work  continues to support me and many others today - Canadian or other.

Hopefully you will find my column helpful. I apologize for continuing to publish links to articles focused on the US president but I think it important that we keep current on what's being written about him - in Canada and beyond. Hopefully too, you find other Net Notes and Wisdom helpful as well.

Thanks for joining me again this week. Our winter programs at St. David's church are now under way.

Wayne

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SPECIAL ITEM

My January Anglican Journal column on Douglas John Hall,

Canadian theologian:

https://tinyurl.com/y7nkg8vu


A few comments from Doug after reading the column online:


Montreal, QC.

January 18th, 2018
 
Wayne -  you perform an important service for all of us, and for the larger church. 
 
I consider What Christianity Is Not - An Exercise in Negative Theology, published only five years ago, as one of the best of my 24 published books...
 
I think we should (not soft-pedal the language and) come straight to terms with the end of Christendom. It is not an easy thing to face - as death never is. But unless it is faced, we will simply end with a whimper - which is exactly what we are in the process of doing!...
 
The "Reformation" that the church needs today is more like a Transformation - or a recovery of the pre-Constantinian prophetic, and apostolic Biblical tradition, which understood that there would likely only be a "few" and did not ask quantitative questions about disciple communities but asked what they were doing for the "many!"...
 
Again Wayne, thanks for your generous, affirming article (in the Anglican Journal) from Douglas John Hall who (in 2018) will have gone 20 years beyond the respectable Biblical age of 70!
 
Doug

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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Angus Reid,
Vancouver, BC

"Canadians Increasingly Negative,
  Pessimistic About President Trump"

https://tinyurl.com/ycd38tu8


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Elfrieda Schroeder,
Winnipeg, MB.

"In Transit" - personal blog
January 18th, 2018

"A Miracle"
 
 https://tinyurl.com/ydbraq2e

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Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC.

Personal Web Site,
January 14th, 2018

"Struggling With Stereotypes"
  https://tinyurl.com/yb7z22fg


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Mark Whittall,
Ottawa, ON

Sermons and Blog.
January 19th, 2018

"Follow Me"
  https://tinyurl.com/y8dw2rnu


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Martin Marty,
Chicago, IL

Sightings,
January 15th, 2018

"Moody and Moody"
 https://tinyurl.com/ycp6xqke


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Ron Rolheiser,
San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site,
January 15th, 2018

"Can You Lose Your Vocation?"
  https://tinyurl.com/ybpzzong


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NET NOTES

CHITTISTER CALLS FOR TRUMP SENSURE
For Her, He Has Crossed the Line

National Catholic Reporter,
January 18th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/ycjqhf59


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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ESSENTIAL IN SWEDEN
Few Religious, But Many Interested in the Subject

La Croix International
January 16th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y728eonp


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IN CHILE, POPE TRIES TO REVIVE CHURCH IN CRISIS
Sex Abuse Scandals Particularly Tragic Here

La Croix International
January 19th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/ycsphr3n


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FORMER US PRESIDENT CARTER WRITING NEW BOOK AT 93
"Faith - A Journey for All" - Coming in March

Religion News Service
January 18th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y89qnvsa


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NON-BELIEVERS TURN TO PRAYER IN A CRISIS - POLL
Especially When the Issue Relates to Family, Friends

The Guardian, UK
January 14th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/yclun476


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STAGGERING TRADE IN FAKE DEGREES REVEALED
Pakistani Source Appealed to Many in the UK

BBC News,
January 16th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/yd4jzpf9


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FRANCIS IS HELPING THE CHURCH TO ENTER
FULL-SCALE INTO A NEW PARADIGM
It is Global, Not Regional, in Nature

UCA News,
January 15th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/ybve26u9


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SOME CATHOLIC SCHOLARS QUESTION THE
OFT-QUOTED WORDS ATTRIBUTED TO ST. FRANCIS -
"Preach the Gospel, and When Necessary Use Words"

Christian Post
January 15th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y9cydj3e


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THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE STRANGE WORDS
OF DAVID BENTLEY HART - Book Review by N.T. Wright
What Does it Mean to Create a Literal Biblical Translation?

The Christian Century,
January 15th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y6ut57qx


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CLASSIC AMERICAN EVANGELICAL INSTITUTE IN TURMOIL
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago - in Death Throes?

Christian Week,
January 18th, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y6vupozy


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WISDOM OF THE WEEK

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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That's all nonviolence is — organized love.

- Joan Baez

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Be not simply good — be good for something.

- Henry Thoreau

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The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.

- Grace Lee Boggs

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Without being forgiven – released from the consequences
of what we have done – our capacity to act would, as it were,
be confined to a single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever.

- Hannah Arendt

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If the world has not approached its end, it has reached a major
watershed in history, equal in importance to the turn from the
Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will demand from us a spiritual  blaze; we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of level where our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in the Modern Era.

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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CLOSING THOUGHT - Henry David Thoreau

Be not simply good — be good for something.

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For Those Interested -

ST. DAVID'S ACTS MONDAY NIGHT WINTER STUDY
A Ten Week Series January 22nd - March 26th, 2018
Monday Evenings, TM Room 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NOT IN GOD'S NAME - Confronting Religious Violence

Author: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Registration/Hospitality and Book: $60.00.
Book only: $20.00

40 copies of the book have been secured and 35 books sold.
32 persons have thus far registered for the course.
These series are going well with strong, enthusiastic attendances.

Read my background information on this study
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During the 2016-2017 two session-term there were
class registrations of 70 and total books sold: 75


2017 was our best year ever, since we began in 1998!

Check our archives for 49 books studied since 2000: http://tinyurl.com/q3bw6dh

This study introduces our 50th book!
 
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ST. DAVID'S ACTS THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Ten Sessions January 18th - March 29th, 2018

Thursday morning sessions 10-11 AM

This term we are studying:

THE NEW TESTAMENT LETTERS OF PETER (and)

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF PETER (A non-canonical text)

Gathering at 9:30 AM in the St. David's TM Room.
No charge
 
Study resource -
"The DK Complete Bible Handbook"
  Edited by John Bowker
 
ST. DAVID'S SPIRITUAL TRAVELERS EVENT, 2017
South Africa was our destination! We planned a nineteen-
day tour that combined a focus on spirituality, social
justice, culture, and nature, and it ran October 21st
thru November 8th.


A beautiful brochure with trip cost, itinerary, and
many helpful travel hints was published.


http://tinyurl.com/hucsaf7

Twenty-five persons registered and paid in full to
take the trip. This was our tour group.


All together, thirty-two persons made deposits
but some had to withdraw for health or other
reasons.


We have activated a South Africa Spiritual Travelers
discussion list group to and used it to build community
amongst the participants, and to share news and
resources.


We reported our experiences to St. David's congregation
as a travel group reflection during the worship service Sunday,    January 14th, 2018. For information click Rostad Tours:

 
http://tinyurl.com/hucsaf7

This marks the end of our South African travel project.

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Early Notice:

ANNUAL ST. DAVID'S LENTEN RETREAT AT MT. ST. FRANCIS
Sunday, March 4th, 2018. 11:30 AM - 4:00PM

More information to follow soon.

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1 comment:

  1. Is Same-Sex marriage 'Fake' marriage? Certainly it has no scientific foundation.

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